Silicone breast implants cost
The cost of breast implants can vary based on what type of implant is used. Many women choose silicone implants which are more expensive.
On average the total cost of breast implant surgery, done in a major hospital, in my practice is between $6400 and $7500. (Renee Comizio, MD, Morristown Plastic Surgeon)
Cost of silicone implants is only one factor
Although cost is always a factor. You need to also consider the skill of the surgeon, Are they a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who has been trained for years and examined to confirm their level of expertise. Having a breast augmentation is not like buying a car.
You can get the exact same car from multiple dealers so price is a big part of your decision on where to buy. With breast augmentation the cost of the implant is only a small part of the surgery fee. You are paying for the skill of the surgeon and there expertise and after care.
Be careful of shopping just based on price. As it often costs a lot more to fix a bad outcome that it they money you save. (Raymond Jean, MD, Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon)
How much do silicone breast implants cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation usually includes a quote that includes the price of the breast implants.
Saline implants are less expensive than silicone gel implants, but saline implants are associated with a higher rate of implant failure and a higher rate of forming surface ripples that can be seen through the skin.
For the several hundred dollars difference between the two, I believe the long term advantages of the silicone implants outweigh the additional cost.
The total cost of an augmentation in my practice runs between $6,000 -$7,000. (John Zavell, MD, FACS, Toledo Plastic Surgeon)
The cost of breast augmentation can vary depending on whether you have saline or silicone implants. There are some important questions to ask as you should not base your decision about where to have surgery only on price. It is important to ask the right questions during your consultation:
- Is your surgeon a board certified plastic surgeon?
a. Be sure he or she is a plastic surgeon, there are a lot surgeons that are cosmetic surgeons or board certified in other fields other than plastic surgery. They do not do the same training as a plastic surgeon.
b. You can check the American Board of Plastic Surgery website for a list of plastic surgeons in your area.
- Does your surgeon commonly perform this procedure?a.Ask to see before and after pictures or look online for reviews on the procedure.
- Where is the surgery performeda.Is the procedure performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital?
- Who performs the anesthesia for the procedure?a.Is an anesthesiologist performing the anesthesia? I hope this helps. (Johnny Franco, MD, Georgetown Plastic Surgeon)
The price ranges from 6-8 thousand dollars all included. My suggestion is not to shop just for price but to choose a surgeon with experience, happy patients and someone you relate to. (A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, FACS, Bethesda Plastic Surgeon)
How Much do silicone breast implants Cost?
One of the best places to find the cost of any cosmetic procedure is right here on RealSelf.If you do a search for the procedure at the top of the RealSelf page and your area or city plus the word cost you will come to a page that has the costs that people have paid for that procedure in your area. It varies from region to region and from city to city largely because of overhead costs and other factors.Another resource is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons web site. (Brian Windle, MD, Kirkland Plastic Surgeon)
What does breast augmentation cost?
The simple answer is anywhere from $4500-6500 in my practice, depending on the type of implants used. The answer may not always be that easy however, because a good result may entail more than augmentation alone. While there will be outliers on either end of the cost curve, cost alone should not be the determining factor. You need to be comfortable with your surgeon and be sure that they are able to give you what you desire. What may be an extra few hundred dollars will be worth it in the end. (Earl E. Ferguson III, MD, FACS, San Antonio Plastic Surgeon)