Breast augmentation surgery costs: If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation surgery, but you’re not sure about the cost, you’re in the right place.
Up ahead, we’ll examine what your expected breast augmentation surgery cost will likely be, based on various factors about your surgery.
Before we dive right in, however, I do urge you to make sure that breast augmentation is the surgery you want.
You’d be astounded at how many potential patients I see in my office who don’t realize that breast augmentation isn’t really for them. There are actually a lot of other breast surgeries out there.
You want to make sure that breast augmentation is the right one for you.
What Is the Average Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?
One of the first things patients want to know about breast augmentation is how much it’s going to cost.
This is totally understandable. You’re not made of money, and you certainly want to know that the money you do plan on spending is going to be well worth it.
So, let’s look at the average cost of breast augmentation in the United States today.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $4,516.” Remember that this is the average cost. We’ll look at the factors that go into this price later on.
For now, what does this cost include? Let’s take a look:
- Medical tests and labs
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Surgical facility or hospital fees (if applicable)
- Surgeon fees
- Fees for medical devices (such as post-op compression garments)
- Prescription fees
How Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost Varies
You’re probably going to hear a lot of numbers thrown around when it comes to the average cost of breast augmentation. There’s the average cost we’ve outlined above. And then there’s the costs you’ll see online on forums or the ones your friends tell you.
The first thing to remember if someone divulges the cost of their breast augmentation to you is that that was their cost of surgery. And unless you are going to the same surgeon, in the same year, and opting for the exact same stipulations as that person, the cost of your surgery will probably be different.
Ultimately, the cost of breast augmentation surgery depends on factors such as the following:
Your surgeon and the surgery location
The surgeon you choose and the location of your surgery will impact the overall cost. Most notably, surgeons with extensive training and experience will typically charge more for their services. Likewise, busy, in-demand locations will usually charge higher prices as well.
The implants you choose
There is an array of options to choose from when it comes to selecting breast implants for your breast augmentation surgery.
First, you’ll decide what size and material type you want for your implants. Sizes run the gamut from around 200 cc to 600 cc. Material type options include saline, silicone, and gummy bear. You’ll also be able to decide between anatomical implants (teardrop shaped) and round implants. Finally, you can discuss other options such as projection and surface material.
All of these factors will impact the overall cost of your surgery.
Whether other procedures will be performed at the same time
Lastly, the breast augmentation surgery cost will naturally be higher if you plan on getting a breast lift, injections from a fat transfer, or any other procedures performed at the same time.
A combination breast lift and breast augmentation, for example, is a common surgery that costs more than breast augmentation alone. Likewise, if a patient wants to achieve an even more natural look by combining breast implants with injections of fat taken from other parts of the body through liposuction, this will raise the cost as well.
There are also mommy makeovers, which involve multiple procedures all rolled into one surgery. For instance, a patient may opt for a tummy tuck and liposuction in addition to breast augmentation for their mommy makeover. While getting all of these surgeries performed at the same time will ultimately lower the cost of each individual surgery, the bottom line cost is going to be higher.
Will Health Insurance Cover My Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?
In the majority of cases, breast augmentation surgery will not be covered by health insurance. This is because most breast augmentation surgeries are elective (they have the intention of enhancing a person’s appearance as opposed to being medically necessary).
On the other hand, if you had breast cancer and, as a result, had one or two mastectomies, your medical insurance company will most likely cover the reconstruction of your breasts, which generally includes implants. If you have questions about potential health insurance coverage for breast augmentation surgery, it’s best to consult with your health insurance provider directly.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation
Want to know exactly how much your breast augmentation surgery cost? We will be unable to tell you the ultimate cost of this surgery until we meet with you in person. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Matthew Schulman today to discuss your options for surgery and the expected cost of the procedure.
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