Price of breast implants
What is the price of breast implants
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get. Price will vary by area of the country, city versus rural practice, and type of implant used.
For example, the coasts tend to be more expensive than the midwest, and silicone implants cost more than saline.
The recently approved form stable or “gummy bear” implants are more expensive still. Most of the time you can get the operation for between $6,000 and $7,000, which should be all-inclusive.
As the saying goes, “beware of bargains in parachutes, nuclear weapons, and plastic surgeons.” In other words, don’t pick the cheapest doctor to do your surgery.
Make sure they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and that they do a fair number of breast augmentations (Paul W. Loewenstein, MD, Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon)
The price for breast augmentation will vary
Generally the cost of a breast augmentation will vary with a number of factors including the part of the country you are having surgery, the type of implant you are getting, the amount of time that it typically takes your surgeon to do the surgery, and the price that the surgeon charges for his fees.
There really is no standard price for the procedure, and it is best to meet with a few surgeons in your area and get competitive quotes for your procedure. (Joseph L. Grzeskiewicz, MD, San Diego Plastic Surgeon)
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
In my practice Breast Implants price between 9000 to 11000 AUD. This includes all pre op, 6 months of post op care and post op support bra.
I use the FDA approved implants, operate in accredited hospitals and use a specialist anaesthetist for your ultimate safety. Hope this helps (Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS, Sydney Plastic Surgeon)
Breast Implants – price in Minneapolis
Different areas of the country have different costs of living, and elective surgery prices vary with this, as well as many other factors, such as hospital vs. office-based surgery, anesthesia choices, ABPS-certified plastic surgeon vs. dermatologic “cosmetic surgeon,” and saline vs. silicone.
Make sure the quoted price is not just the surgeon’s fee (the “$1500 breast augmentation”), because you still need to pay for the operating room, anesthesia, and buy the implants. Total fees should be just that, and should include follow-up, consultation, and a discussion about additional costs for re-do or touch-up surgery, should that be necessary. Ask about who pays for surgery to deal with post-surgical bleeding, and how much it costs.
In Minneapolis, Minnesota our 2013 costs are $6000 for silicone implants, and include everything, including free re-operation for bleeding that is not due to patient misbehavior (such as partying inebriated), and a lifetime of no-charge follow-up visits. Re-operation for any other reason (larger implants, change position, or deal with any other type of concern such as capsular contracture) requires the patient to pay OR, anestheisa, new implants (if needed), and medication costs. Surgeon’s fee for re-do surgery is determined on an individual basis, and can range from nothing to full fee depending on the time from surgery and individual factors.
I always ask my patients how many of these “no or reduced surgeon’s fee” (this costs me since I could have been operating on a “paying” patient), re-do surgeries do they and I want to do? The answer, of course, is ZERO, since I could have been receiving a surgeon’s fee, and no patient wants to pay more or take the time off for unplanned surgery. This (should) mean I do my best work first time every time, and hopefully, patients are compliant and follow directions! Cheap is definitely NOT better, and expensive is not necessarily an indicator of quality (often it’s the exact opposite), but starting with experienced ABPS-certified plastic surgeons who does lots of breast surgery is critical. Obtain one or more consultations, do your research (click on the web reference link below for my Comprehensive Guide to Breast Augmentation), and be comfortable with your surgeon before you decide to go ahead. This is a lifetime investment and doing things RIGHT is much better than regretting and re-doing later. (Richard H. Tholen, MD, FACS, Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon)