It’s easy to understand why breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation. Year after year, adult patients of all ages, body types, and backgrounds look to breast implants for a shapelier figure and a true boost of confidence.
Some may be interested in augmentation to make their breasts more symmetrical, to correct a disfigurement, to replace breasts that were removed with a mastectomy, or simply to add volume where they’ve never had it before.
No matter the reason for your interest in this procedure, it’s understandable that cost will be a serious factor to consider. And while ultimately, your breast augmentation surgery cost will be influenced by a multitude of factors, we want to go over what you can expect to pay for this surgery below.
What Is the Cost of Breast Augmentation?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a standardized price for the cost of breast augmentation. But we can say that prices generally range from $5,000 to $12,500 or more for most patients.
All kinds of factors go into the ultimate cost of breast implant surgery — from where you have surgery and who your anesthesiologist is, to what type of breast implants you decide on and where your incisions are placed. In the end, breast augmentation cost is something you’ll need to speak with your chosen plastic surgeon about. Meeting with them for a consultation appointment is your first step on the road to getting the breasts of your dreams.
What Factors Affect the Cost of Breast Augmentation?
Type and Style of Implants
Breast implants cost a large amount because of their complexity and the fact that they’ll be going into your body directly — and staying there. Naturally, you want them to be as safe, durable, long-lasting, and attractive as possible.
The cost of saline breast implants when compared with silicone breast implants is different. Saline implants tend to cost slightly less than silicone implants. Gummy bear implants are also on the more expensive end when it comes to breast enhancement surgery.
Who Your Surgeon Is and Where They’re Located
All plastic surgeons charge different amounts for their services. Often, the cost is based on whether a given plastic surgeon specializes in a given surgery.
So, for example, if you see a plastic surgeon who is top-notch at liposuction and performs some breast augmentations but does not specialize in them, you may be quoted a slightly lower cost for breast augmentation surgery with this doctor. Of course, this may put your results in jeopardy if the surgeon you choose is not well-experienced and highly skilled. Always do your research.
Conversely, if you go to a surgeon who has a breast augmentation speciality, you might end up paying more. This is simply because they may be more in demand, but ultimately, this is to your benefit.
Whether You Choose to Have Additional Surgeries Included
Interested in a breast lift on top of your breast augmentation procedure? It’s not uncommon to combine these two surgeries into one.
In the end, this will ultimately save you money because paying for each individual plastic surgery separately would add up to a higher overall cost. On the other hand, a breast augmentation with lift surgery will certainly be more expensive than breast augmentation alone.
Followup Appointments with Your Surgeon
Some plastic surgeons may charge additional fees for the followup appointments that are required after breast augmentations. Other surgeons will include the cost of these appointments in their initial estimate. This is something you must discuss directly with your surgeon beforehand as you don’t want to be shocked by additional fees after your procedure.
Insurance and Breast Augmentation Costs
Insurance typically does not cover the cost of breast augmentation surgery when it is performed for purely cosmetic reasons. Breast augmentation is considered an elective, aesthetic procedure, and insurance providers do not provide coverage for elective cosmetic surgeries.
However, there are situations in which insurance may help pay for this procedure.
For example, if breast augmentation is performed as part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy due to breast cancer or as a corrective procedure for complications related to a previous surgery, insurance may cover a portion or all of the associated costs. Additionally, if a patient experiences health issues related to breast implants, such as rupture or infection, and removal is deemed medically necessary, insurance may cover the removal procedure and associated costs.
It’s crucial for patients to have a clear understanding of their insurance policy and consult with their surgeon to navigate the complexities of insurance coverage.
FAQ: Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost
What is breast augmentation surgery cost with a lift?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery with a lift is different for every individual. The specific cost will depend on factors such as the geographic location of your surgery, your surgeon’s experience, the type of implants chosen (silicone or saline), and any additional procedures required.
How much does a fat grafting breast augmentation cost?
A fat grafting breast augmentation involves transferring fat from one part of the body to the breasts, and this added procedure may incur extra expenses. To get an accurate estimate of how much breast augmentatiom surgery cost with fat grafting, it’s best to meet with your board certified plastic surgeon directly.
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More volume and symmetry. Perkiness and beautiful cleavage. What’s not to love about a pair of new breast implants that perfectly fit your frame and aesthetic goals?
If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation surgery for yourself, give our office a call today and schedule your in-person consultation appointment with female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Steinberg.
Dr. Steinberg would be happy to meet with you to talk about your goals for surgery, discuss cost and other details, and look over breast augmentation before and after photos. She can also discuss any possible breast augmentation risks with you as well. Let us help you plan a course of action for achieving the body you want and the confidence you deserve.