Breast implants cost

Breast augmentation has taken on many forms over the past few years. Breast implants however, still remain the most commonly chosen method of obtaining larger breasts. The cost of breast implant surgery will vary depending on a number of factors like the surgeon chosen, the region where you live and have the surgery performed, the actual type of surgery and anesthesia that you choose and whether the surgery is an in-office procedure or takes place in a hospital. The breast implants themselves are also calculated into the overall charge.

The average breast implants cost anywhere between $4,000 and more than $10,000. This is the total cost including the implants, surgery and anesthesia. Breast implants alone can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500. When you factor in the cost of anesthesia, which is typically around $1,000 and the facility fee that normally ranges between $1,000 and $1,500, you get the total cost minus the surgeon’s fee. This fee will depend primarily on who your surgeon is and where he or she practices.

The skills, reputation and training of your surgeon will have a direct impact on the fee that he or she charges. Surgeons that are highly qualified and have reputable practices typically charge much higher fees. Of course, you should keep in mind that while lower qualified surgeons will likely be less expensive, it is not always best to choose the least expensive option. Be certain that your plastic surgeon is board certified and that he or she has the skills and training needed to perform such an operation.

The type of surgery that you have will also have an impact on the overall cost. There are different methods for breast implants and several of these are much easier for the surgeon to perform and are much less time consuming. These will be the least expensive options as you are not forced to pay higher fees for longer facility use. Your anesthesia will also have an impact on your cost. General anesthesia is when you are put to sleep. This is much more expensive than a local anesthesia where you are awake but completely sedated for your surgery.

It may be very tempting to automatically choose the least expensive option but this is not necessarily the best option. Keep in mind that you typically get what you pay for. If you are choosing breast implants based solely on cost you may not be satisfied with the outcome. In addition, choosing a surgeon just because he or she is cheap may have dire consequences. Be certain that the surgeon you choose focuses on your best interests. You should also ensure that you fully read and understand any literature that you are given regarding your breast implants. Read all of the fine print. You should note that most breast implants that are advertised typically only list the actual breast implants cost. You will be required to pay additional fees for the surgeon, anesthesia and the facility where you have the surgery. If you come across a price that seems entirely too good to be true it probably is. Take your time and research the average breast implant cost in your region to determine what you should expect to pay. If a cost is unbelievably low, then you should probably find another surgeon.

Of course, higher prices do not necessarily mean better quality. This is why you should take your time to choose your implants and your surgeon. Gather as much information as possible about the surgeon or facility you plan to use. See if you can get testimonials or references from other patients and learn about their own experiences. It may take a bit of time to determine which surgeon in your area offers the best quality but it is definitely better to be safe rather than sorry.

Last updated on Aug 4th, 2010 and filed under Plastic Surgery, Women's Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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