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Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is a surgical procedure used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts using either saline or silicone gel breast implants. Women may choose to have breast augmentation either to enhance their figure, as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery, to balance different sized breasts, or to balance the contours of the body.
Whatever the specific purpose, women who undergo breast augmentation can expect larger, firmer, and more visually satisfying breasts.
Although the national average of breast surgeons’ fees is between $3,000 and $4,000, this does not reflect the full amount a patient is likely to pay. Firstly, this figure may include the cost of breast implants themselves and their placement, but not the anesthesia, medical facility fee, prescriptions, surgical garments, medical testing, or any other charges related to pre- and post-operative care.
Secondly, the surgeon’s fee and related charges will fluctuate not only from region to region, but also from practice to practice. Cosmetic surgeons, surgical facilities, and anesthesiologists in larger cities or more affluent neighborhoods are likely to charge more for their services.
Finally, every breast enhancement procedure is unique and there are a variety of factors that will influence the breast augmentation surgery cost, including the type of implant chosen, the way it is placed, and the level of complexity presented by the particular case. If you are considering breast augmentation, be sure to question you surgeon what fees will be charged and what those fees cover. Although the cost of breast augmentation should not be the determining factor in choosing a surgeon, you should be well informed about the overall cost of your procedure before beginning the process, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Standard Breast Augmentation Fees: Total Price: $5,000-$10,000 Surgeon’s fee: (can range from) $ 3000-$5000. Anesthesia: $700-$1500. Facility fee: $950-$1300. Implant fee: $1,300-$1800. Average Total Cost : $5000-7000.
It is hard to provide a concrete figure of breast augmentation costs. This is because rates will vary related to where an individual is obtaining their treatment. The availability of plastic surgeons in an area will have a fantastic effect on the costs of breast implants. Additionally, the professional reputation and expertise of plastic surgeons will also be reflected in the breast augmentation prices. As a result, famed plastic surgeons may charge more than plastic surgeons that are attempting to gain experience within the industry.
Although breast augmentation prices can be intimidating and most insurance companies do not cover the costs, you should know that most plastic surgeons offer financing options to help their patients find affordable options for breast enlargement surgery. Having the ability to finance breast implant surgery has made it a realistic option for millions of women each year.
By spreading out breast augmentation prices over a period of time, you will find that you will be able to afford this breast enlargement surgery much simpler, especially when you have other financial obligations. There are some financial institutions that offer financing payments that are less than a hundred dollars a month.
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