The breast implant cost most patients will pay is between $5,000 to $12,500 or more. With that said, there are a number of variables that go into calculating breast implant surgery cost. So, it’s always best to book a consultation appointment before thinking too far ahead.
Below, we’ve outlined the basics of calculating breast augmentation cost, including a list of the main contributing factors and how to narrow down cost differences between various types of breast implants. At the end of the article, stay tuned for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning breast enhancement surgery cost.
How Much Does Breast Implant Surgery Cost?
Breast implant surgery cost can vary significantly based on several contributing factors. Understanding these factors is essential to grasp the overall expenses involved.
Contributing Factors to Breast Implant Cost
Geographical Location: The cost of breast implant surgery can vary greatly depending on where you live. Major cities and regions with a higher cost of living generally have a more expensive surgeon’s fee and facility fee.
Surgeon’s Experience: Highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons will often charge higher fees for their expertise. Their skills and reputation can influence the cost.
Surgical Facility: The choice of surgical facility, whether it’s a hospital or an accredited outpatient clinic, can impact the overall cost. Hospital fees may be higher in some cases.
Type of Breast Implant: The types of breast implants you choose — whether that’s silicone, saline, or gummy bear — will affect the overall cost too. Each implant type has a different price point.
Additional Procedures: If you’re combining breast augmentation with other procedures, such as a breast lift or breast implant replacement, expect additional costs as well.
Anesthesia and Medication: Anesthesia and prescription medications required during and after surgery are part of the overall cost.
Post-Operative Care: Follow-up appointments, check-ups, and rare but potential breast augmentation risks can add to the total expense of this surgery.
How Much Does a Breast Implant Cost?
When speaking about the breast implants themselves, the cost of a breast implant will typically range from $1,000 to $2,000 or more. Of course, this depends on the breast implant size, profile, texture, material, and more. It’s essential to consult with a surgeon to get an accurate estimate.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants tend to be more expensive than saline implants. These implants are filled with a silicone gel that closely mimics real breast tissue.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are often more budget-friendly. These implants are filled with sterile saltwater and can sometimes be adjusted after surgery.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear implants, known for their shape retention and durability, typically cost the most.
Will Insurance Pay for Breast Implants?
Health insurance coverage for breast implants depends on various factors, and it’s important to understand that insurance policies can vary significantly. Naturally, health insurance is more likely to cover breast implant surgery when it is medically necessary rather than for purely cosmetic purposes.
If you are considering breast implants for reconstructive purposes, such as after a mastectomy due to breast cancer (breast reconstruction), health insurance is more likely to provide coverage. In these cases, the surgery is considered a vital component of your recovery and overall wellbeing.
However, when it comes to elective cosmetic surgery, such as breast augmentations done for purely aesthetic reasons (to look more attractive), health insurance does not cover the total breast augmentation surgery cost. Cosmetic surgery is generally considered an elective procedure, and insurance providers exclude coverage for elective or purely cosmetic procedures.
What About Breast Implant Removal or Replacement?
It’s important to note that some insurance plans may offer coverage for breast implant removal or replacement if it is medically necessary. For example, if a complication or implant rupture occurs, insurance may cover the removal and replacement of the implant. However, this coverage is usually related to the medical necessity of the procedure rather than the initial cosmetic augmentation.
FAQ: Cost of Breast Enhancement Surgery
How much does a breast implant removal cost?
The cost of breast implant removal can range from $5,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on factors such as the complexity of the procedure and your surgeon’s fees. Insurance may cover removal in cases of medical necessity, though not always.
How much does a breast lift and implant cost?
The cost of a breast lift with implants can vary widely, depending on your surgeon’s expertise, geographical location, and the specific details of the procedure. It’s best to book a consultation to know for sure how much the final cost of this surgery will be for you.
How much does a breast implant replacement cost?
Breast implant replacement costs vary. Ultimately, the exact price depends on factors like the type of new implant you would like, the extent of the removal process, your surgeon’s fees, and any additional procedures required for the surgery.
Will I have a breast implant scar?
All breast augmentation procedures with implants involve incisions, which means scarring. However, skilled surgeons use techniques to minimize scarring, and over time, these scars tend to fade and become less noticeable in general.
Book Your Consultation Today
Concerns about the cost of breast augmentation should not deter you if you are serious about undergoing breast enhancement. This life-changing surgery can bring about a range of positive effects, and we want to help you take advantage of these benefits and enjoy the new you that breast augmentation can afford.
At the same time, we certainly understand patients who must take time when weighing the pros and cons of breast augmentation surgery because of the cost. The same goes for breast lift surgery, breast reduction, and fat transfer breast augmentation. When paid for out-of-pocket, breast surgery is a considerable investment.
The good news is, it’s an investment in yourself.
To learn more about breast augmentation costs and how to configure the surgery’s price and your own budget for the procedure, contact our office today and schedule your consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg. We look forward to your call!