How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
If you’re contemplating breast augmentation surgery, you should be considering the total cost of the procedure, including your implant selection and other factors. The average surgeon’s fee for breast augmentation is usually less than $7,000; however, it is important to remember that the surgeon’s fees do not include other charges associated with the surgery, which can include:
- Surgical center or hospital charges
- Anesthesia fees
- Medical testing required for surgery
Breast augmentation pricing can vary greatly depending on the area you live, the demand for the procedure, how many surgeons are in your area, and the experience of the surgeon performing your procedure.
Accounting for all of these additional fees when planning financially for your procedure is essential. Ask your surgeon to include all costs associated with your surgery when giving you an estimate.
How Can I Research Breast Augmentation and Surgeons?
When considering breast augmentation, you should consider all contributing factors. Which surgeon you select can dramatically change your experience and level of comfort. Choose a surgeon that you trust to achieve your optimal results.
You can find a lot of information about procedures on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at https://www.plasticsurgery.org/ and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at https://www.surgery.org/. They also have information on surgeons who are certified by their organizations.
Viewing before and after pictures from various surgeons can also help give you an idea of what to expect from that surgeon and the procedure. You can see a photo gallery full of patients that Dr. Bindingnavele has helped to realize their aesthetic goals.
Should I Consider a Breast Implant Warranty?
It may seem like an unnecessary addition to your breast augmentation cost, but a warranty adds value to your breast augmentation surgery because it will protect you from unexpected expenses in the future. Some warranties are free with the purchase of the implants. Each surgeon has different policies regarding warranties, so be sure to discuss it during your consultation.
Is Financing an Option?
Since most cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance, you may want to consider financing options provided by your surgeon. Financing reduces the initial breast augmentation cost by allowing you to tailor a payment plan that will fit your budget.
Some surgeons may offer financing options through an outside source associated with their practice, or you may be encouraged to find your financing through a different provider.
About Dr. Bindingnavele
Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers all aspects of breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and male breast reduction for gynecomastia.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options and pricing, schedule a consultation by calling (361) 888-7417.