According to statistics from 2013 through the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for breast augmentation comes in at around $3,678. Of course, the pricing on breast augmentation can vary and the average cost does not include the operating room charges, anesthesia or any of the other related expenses.
You may also find that the surgeon’s fee to have breast augmentation will vary depending on their experience, the type or the cost of the implants that are used as well as the actual geographical location of the office.
There are a lot of plastic surgeons who will also offer financing plans for their patients who are interested in breast augmentation, so it is always a good idea to ask in advance.
The costs involved in a breast augmentation procedure may include, but are not limited to:
– Surgical facility or hospital costs
– Fees for anesthesia
– Medical testing
– Medication prescriptions
– Garments to be worn after surgery
– Surgeon’s fees
Another common factor that can change the cost for breast augmentation surgery is whether or not the patient goes with saline or silicone implants.
You will notice that the average for silicone implants will be roughly $1000 more than implants with saline.
This cost is not something that is able to be controlled by any plastic surgeon, as it is the manufacturer of the silicone implants that sets the price.
The higher cost of silicone implants is usually due to higher manufacturing costs, the greater liability when it comes to using silicone gel over saline and the higher research and development costs.
You will also find that the surgeon’s fees can vary from office to office. With that being said, you always want to be sure that you are going with a fully certified plastic surgeon for breast augmentation.
Failing to go with a properly trained doctor due to lower fees could result in lackluster results or even dangerous side effects or poor healing. It is always best to remember that the results that you receive and your health are a lot more important than simply being able to shave money off of the final bill.
Coverage For Breast Augmentation Costs
There are not a lot of health insurance plans that will cover the costs of cosmetic breast augmentation. It is important that you review your health insurance policy carefully and make sure that you are going to be covered should anything happen during or after surgery that will need to be treated.