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Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation


Quick Recovery Breast augmentation will enhance and balance out your upper body. Breast augmentation surgery will give you a more feminine, shapely appearance by raising the breast and placing either a saline-filled or silicone implant underneath the breast tissue or the chest muscle. To find out more about your options, we will discuss your personalized procedure during your consultation with Dr. Humphrey.

Before & After Photos

During your consultation visit, your surgeon will show you before and after pictures of patients who have undergone a breast augmentation. You will be able to see firsthand the difference the procedure made for these people. Interested in viewing before and after photos before your consultation? Visit our online gallery

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The cost of your breast augmentation will be based upon the type of implant necessary to create your ideal look, and the extent of surgery necessary to achieve that goal. At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, the starting cost for sub-muscular breast augmentation is $6,225.00.


Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau accepts several types of payment. They are cash, credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express), money orders, cashier checks, and financing with an outside agency. Cosmetic breast augmentation is not covered by commercial insurance and will need to be paid in full before surgery. Make sure to arrange financing with a financing company of your choice before surgery.

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The surgeon does not increase his fee to insert the implant in a submuscular position. We do most breast augmentations by placing the implant in a submuscular position; however, during your initial breast implant consultation at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery, he will recommend which position will work best for your body.

Regarding incision site, we use three different incision sites: the inframammary fold (breast crease), periareolar (around the areola), and axillary (arm pit). The selection of the incision site will be determined after an exam of your breasts and after listening to your concerns regarding scarring. The surgeon will give his recommendation to the patient during the consultation visit at his office in Cape Girardeau.


Each year can vary, but annually our practice performs over 450 breast surgeries, with over 200 of those being breast augmentation surgeries.


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“Dr. Humphrey is superb! He did a great job, Im very very pleased with the results! He took the time to answer any and all questions before and after the surgery. Anna is very helpful and informative. Everyone at HPHS is very nice and helpful. The nurses and staff in the surgery center are great. Everyone made me feel at ease. I recommend Dr Humphrey for your tummy tuck! I cant wait til summer so I can rock that bikini ;-)in HAWAII.”

“Had such a great experience! Everything from the consultation to follow-up appointments was amazing! The staff is so pleasant and wonderful and I was always informed of the next steps 🙂 Would definitely recommend Dr. Humphrey!”

“I’m 49 and decided to get a breast lift and implants. Best decision I’ve ever made. A drastic improvement. Thanks, Dr. Humphrey❤️.”


You should schedule the surgery during a time when you can allow yourself to heal. After breast augmentation surgery, you will have a 10-15 pound lifting restriction (that will include lifting children) for at least 10 days following surgery. You also have to make adjustments at your place of work due to swelling and being on pain medication. In some cases, patients with desk jobs can have the procedure done over a long weekend. There are people in other jobs, such as hairdressers or massage therapists, who need to take up to two weeks off.

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Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries in our practice.  At the time of your consultation, you will learn much more about breast augmentation and the results that can be tailored to your goals. Today…

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After breast augmentation can I wear an underwire bra?

This is a very common question that occurs during consultation for aesthetic breast surgery. After a breast augmentation I commonly place patients in a surgical bra or sports bra to wear day and night for the first 3 – 4…

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How To Determine The Right Breast Implant Size For You

Having been in practice for close to 20 years, I have noticed a change in the volume of breast implants that patients are choosing at the time of their consultation.  When I first started practice in 1995, the average breast…

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To reduce bruising and the risk of hematoma, you must stop taking blood thinners and vitamin E at least one week before and after surgery. If you are on prescription blood thinners, you may need to get medical clearance from your family doctor as well as for instructions on how to stop these medications. We also want all herbal medication and diet pills (prescription and over-the-counter) stopped at least two weeks before surgery and one week following.

In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, cosmetic surgeries are elective procedures. The patient must be in overall good health before the surgery can be performed. If there are questions regarding your health, medical clearance from your family doctor may be required.


At Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey, MD is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He offers plastic and hand surgery to patients across Missouri including Cape Girardeau, Jackson, and Sikeston. Your next step is to contact the Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery office at (888) 515-2847 to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. To make sure your surgeon answers all of your questions, please make a list of questions and bring them to the initial visit. Call our office now and make this important first step to a better-looking you!

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the gold standard for plastic surgery certification in the United States. Dr. Humphrey…


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