One of the most frequent questions asked by women interested in breast augmentation is, “What will my procedure cost?” Researching this often seems to be a dead-end quest. Depending on where you look, breast augmentation prices can vary by thousands of dollars, which is anything but chump change. So, how do you decide which doctor to choose? Truthfully, there is no “right” answer for what your breast augmentation should cost—there are only estimates. To better determine what you should be paying for your procedure, it is important to first understand what goes into that cost.
What Are You Really Paying For?
The price of your breast augmentation includes the cost of the implants themselves. Multiple companies produce breast implants, and while the prices are fairly consistent between companies, the various styles of implants will vary in price significantly. From saline to gummy-bear silicone, smooth to textured, and round to anatomically-shaped, you have a buffet of implant choices available. Additionally, the new highly cohesive gummy-bear implants can be even more expensive but may the right choice for patients who have very little or no natural breast tissue to begin with. At Aestheticare saline implants are usually included in the global cost of the surgery, while silicone implants typically have an upcharge of between $1,650 and $2,650 per pair. While the choice of your implants is up to you, you should consider the results you want to see and not automatically choose the cheapest option.
Breast augmentation is typically performed using general anesthesia. Your anesthesia should be administered by an anesthesiologist or CRNA anesthetist, who will be present throughout the surgery to monitor your vitals. Anesthesia is an essential part of your procedure and is not an area where you want to be frugal. At Aestheticare your anesthesia fees are usually included in the global cost of the surgery.
The cost of your breast augmentation will also include facility fees. These fees cover the operating room as well as the length of time it takes for your procedure to be performed. Aestheticare owns its own California State Licensed Surgery Center, which is just like having surgery performed in the safety of a hospital at a fraction of the cost. At Aestheticare your anesthesia fees are usually included in the global cost of the surgery.
While choosing the cheapest surgeon sounds appealing, you may want to question why they cost so much less. Cosmetic plastic surgery is not only a long-term investment but a decision that can affect your health. You need to make sure that the surgeon you choose will provide the best results and the safest experience for you. Surgeon’s fees reflect the training and expertise of your surgeon. And when it comes to your body and your results, you want to make sure that your doctor has the correct schooling, training, experience, and certification.
In total, you can expect to pay between $4,000 and $6,500 if you choose saline implants, and between $5,500 and $7,500 if you choose silicone. However, these costs can vary significantly, so be sure to ask for a complete cost breakdown during your consultation.
In reality, the cost of your breast augmentation will likely land somewhere in the middle of the range of prices. During your consultation, one of our AesthetiCare surgeons will provide you with an accurate cost estimate that includes all of the above fees. To learn more, call us to set up a consultation at (800) 662-1055 or fill out our online contact form.