Breast Enlargement Plastic Surgery Cost
Breast enlargement cosmetic surgery procedure involves surgical placement of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue to increase the breast size. During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will explain all the pros and cons of the procedure, and will also discuss its estimated costs. The goal of the surgeon is to help the patient make a correct and well-informed decision.
While cost should not be a primary motivation factor in a major procedure such as breast enlargement, but for many women it still remains a starting point when considering this elective procedure. Dr. Brian J. Parker is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast enlargement and various other procedures of the breast, body, and face to patients in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.
The cost of breast enlargement procedure will vary between two practices and may sometimes even vary between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors will impact the actual cost of surgery.
In key urban centers and prime cities along the coastal areas, the cost of living is usually higher because of the average household income, real estate costs, taxation, and other factors. In smaller and interior regions, the living costs may be slightly lower. Therefore, the cost of breast enlargement plastic surgery in Las Vegas and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Oklahoma City.
Price Tag for Breast Implants
Traditional saline implants will usually cost about $1,000 cheaper as compared to silicone implants. Some of the latest form stable or gummy bear implant qualities are made of ultra-cohesive silicone gel, which can cost up to $2,000 higher than regular silicone implants.
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon will usually vary according to their skills, experience, and recognition in the field of breast enlargement surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that a patient should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be secondary to such a choice.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs
General anesthesia in case of breast enlargement may be administered by an anesthesiologist or a trained anesthetic nurse. The fee will differ in both cases, and will impact the overall cost of procedure. Similarly, whether the procedure is performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite will also affect the price tag for this surgery.
Patients should also account for related smaller expenses, which can add up to a significant amount. These may include the cost of medical tests, mammograms, prescription medications, surgical bra, and post-operative visits to the surgeon’s office.
Insurance and Financing
Breast enlargement cost may only be covered under insurance in some cases if it is performed as a part of breast reconstruction. In other cases, the patients will mostly have various financing options, including personal borrowings, bank loans, credit card extended payments, and loans through medical care finance companies. The surgeon’s office may sometimes offer guidance and support in these matters.