DIGITAL EXTRA: What to know before you get plastic surgery


Local 5 On Your Side has some information to keep in mind before going under the knife.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was their most popular minimally-invasive procedure of 2017. Their statistics show over three hundred thousand were performed. 

On average, breast augmentation surgery costs about $3,700. 

The two implants you can choose from are silicone and saline. Within that you can pick between smooth or textured. 

Also mentioned in the study, over one hundred thousand breast reconstructive surgeries were performed.

In 2018, the association notest that 195 cases have been suspected or confirmed with breast implants associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). 

Tara Armstrong, an Iowa City woman believes she got BIA-ALCL from her textured breast implants. Her advice for people in her shoes or wanting to get breast implants is to ask your doctors tons of questions. And have a back up plan in case your body rejects the implants.

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