Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure involves surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue to enhance the size and volume of breasts. During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated price.
Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures for the breast, body and face. The first goal of Dr. Richards is to ensure that his patients make an informed decision after taking all aspects into account, including affordability. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.
Cost will vary based on location and the costs of general anesthesia, surgical room fees, breast implants, medical tests, and other related expenses. On average, the all-inclusive impact on your checking account for breast augmentation plastic surgery may range from $8,000 to $14,000, depending on various factors.
Breast augmentation procedure is fairly customizable, and dollar figure can differ from one patient to another. The geographic location where the cosmetic surgeon operates will make a difference to the overall cost. The price tag in major urban centers and coastal states will usually be higher than smaller, interior regions in the country. For instance, the dollar amount of breast augmentation in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations may not be the same as the cost in, say, New Jersey.
The surgeon’s fee will usually vary according to their education, experience, and reputation in the field of breast augmentation surgery. Whether the procedure is performed at the surgeon’s own surgical suite, or at an accredited ambulatory center or hospital, will also impact the overall costs. If breast augmentation is performed in conjunction with breast lift or another procedure, the costs will be different. The financial factors of breast implants will vary according to the quality and type.
Price Tag for Implants
The monetary setback for saline, silicone gel, and cohesive silicone implants can vary significantly, impacting the overall costs of surgery. Saline implants contain a salt water solution in the core. The average cost of saline implants will be in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per pair. Silicone implants, which include a silicone gel core, may set you back by about $2,000 to $2,200 per pair.
New and advanced qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants may cost about $3,000 to $3,500 per pair. Commonly known as ‘gummy bear implants’, these highly cohesive silicone implants are become increasingly popular despite their relatively higher costs.
Insurance and Finance
The financial sacrifice of breast augmentation surgery or breast implants will usually not be covered by insurance, except in some special cases of breast reconstruction. Most patients are eligible for financing options such as professional medical care financing companies that offer convenient monthly installments at rates of interest that are attractive.
Other financing options that should be explored well before the procedure is set to begin include credit card extended payments, loans from family or friends, bank loans, and even crowd funding.