Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most sought after surgeries among women. In fact, it is reported to occur over 350,000 times every year in American alone. Breast augmentation surgery is performed to balance asymmetries and to improve the loss of breast volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. We know it is popular, but is it affordable?
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Costs To Consider
Part of the cost comes from the type of materials used. There are three types of breast implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and provide a uniform shape, feel, and firmness. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and many patients say that they feel the most like natural breast tissue. Gummy Bear breast implants are slightly firmer, form-stable implants that will maintain their shape even if the implant shell is broken. Each type of implant has their own pros and cons, so the choice is a matter of patient preference. They do vary in price by type of implant chosen.
Other factors that influence the cost include the following:
Surgical facility costs
Medical tests that are performed before surgery is done
Prescriptions that are needed post-op
Surgeons fees which vary based on experience
The geographic location of the medical facility and surgeon
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation in 2017 was $3,718. This figure did not include anesthesia, cost of implants, or the operating room.
In general, breast implants are considered part of a cosmetic procedure and are usually not covered by insurance companies and payment is the responsibility of the patient. Breast surgeries that are done to reconstruct breasts that have been altered due to medical conditions like cancer surgery, infection, or that have been damaged by trauma are covered by insurance and patients are responsible only for their deductible and co-pay in most cases. The best way to find out what breast augmentation will cost you is to visit a plastic surgeon to devise a treatment plan and to discuss cost and payment options.
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Knowing that you are ready to improve your overall appearance and confidence by pursuing breast augmentation surgery, the next step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with a plastic surgeon. The medical professionals at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to meet with you and help you begin your journey. Fill out the form on this page or call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787.