Breast implant price
Beware price shopping for breast implants
While I understand that price is important, you need to make sure that the surgeon who will perform your breast augmentation or any other plastic surgery is actually trained and certified in plastic surgery.
Look for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Given the current state of the economy and health care, there are many physicians who are trying to add cash-paying procedures to their practices, usually after only completing a weekend course.
That said, around $5000 for saline implants or $6000 for silicone implants is a pretty good ballpark for price. (Jason Brett Lichten, MD, Columbus Plastic Surgeon)
Our price in Akron Ohio are quite similar: $5,500 for gel implant and $ 4,500 for a saline implant. The most important piece of information is weather or not your plastic surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
This piece of information should weigh more than the price. (John C. Pedersen, MD, Akron Plastic Surgeon)
Breast Augmentation fees
This is a frequently asked question. In Southern California, the price varies quite dramatically. Saline implants are $4,000 to $8500 and silicone are about $1500 to $2000 more.
As you’ve learned already, make sure your plastic surgeon is Board Certified and operates in an accredited surgery center. This will guarantee that they have malpractice insurance.
Physicians bear much expense in becoming board certified and malpractice insurance varies regionally. Physicians who advertise more and seek television publicity are often more expensive. A personal referral is the best referral. (Jason R. Hess, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
Breast implant price.
The price of breast augmentation varies widely from region to region. The cost also varies because every case is unique. If a patient has significant breast asymmetry or a component of tuberous breast deformity, breast augmentation, in these situations, will take longer and getting a good cosmetic result will require more technical expertise and experience. Therefore the cost will likely be more expensive. Revision breast augmentation (correcting the results of breast augmentation from an unhappy patient) will also be more difficult and likely cost more.
Also, in patients that are unhappy with their results because of symmastia (implants too close in the middle) and bottoming out (implants falling well below the inframammary fold), many surgeons use Strattice or Alloderm to support the implants and define the breast pocket.
These grafts are expensive ($2000 to $3000 per sheet) and will add to the cost of the procedure. Silicone breast implants cost more than saline breast implants (about $900 for pair of saline breast implants and $1800 for pair of silicone breast implants).
In addition to the cost of the breast implants, the additional costs are the surgeon’s fee, the facility fee, the anesthesia fee, and any additional costs such as special post-surgical bras. In general for a patient in Los Angeles who doesn’t have significant asymmetry or tuberous breast deformity, a breast augmentation costs range from $4500 to $7500 (saline) and from $5500 to $9000 (silocone). This should include all the fees and implants. (Peter Ashjian, MD, Glendale Plastic Surgeon)
Cost of Breast implants and augmentation in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
The cost of breast augmentation in los angeles and beverly hills varies much for either saline or silicone breast implants. there are places were you can breast augmentation prices as low as $3500 and as high as $7500.
Usually, slicone breast implants are at least $18000 to $2000 more expensive in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. It is much more important to find an expert breast augmentation specialist in Los Angeles than to get the cheapest breast implants that look bad! (S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)
It really depends who is doing it for you. Typically you get what you pay for. Board certified plastic surgeons will obviously charge more than other physicians who do breast augmentation after taking a weekend course. Also, silicone implants are more expensive that saline implants. (Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS, Orange County Plastic Surgeon)