How Much Does Breast Implant Surgery Cost?

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When considering breast augmentation, a primary question for many patients is the price. This blog post aims to demystify the factors that influence pricing. From breast implant cost to surgeon expertise and more, we’ll equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices.

At Commonwealth Plastic Surgery, we prioritize transparency and patient education, ensuring you feel confident and well-prepared as you embark on your breast augmentation journey.

Surgical Options and Their Impact on Cost

The choice between surgical options can significantly influence the overall cost of breast augmentation. Each decision plays a role in determining the final price, from the type of augmentation to your implants’ specific characteristics, such as type, size, and style.

Additionally, the option to combine breast augmentation with other procedures, such as a breast lift, will increase the overall cost. Let’s examine each of these factors to understand how they contribute to the total expense of the procedure.

Type of Augmentation

The choice between implants or fat transfer will influence the overall cost of breast augmentation.

Implants

Many patients favor silicone implants because of their natural look and feel. However, due to their material and manufacturing process, silicone implants typically cost more than saline implants.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and generally cost less. At your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jared Nimtz will discuss the pros and cons of each option based on your preferences and goals.

Fat Transfer

Some patients opt for fat transfer breast augmentation, which involves harvesting fat from one area of the body through liposuction and transferring it to the breasts. While this technique provides subtle, natural-looking results, it may be more costly than traditional implant surgery due to the additional steps involved in fat harvesting, processing, and grafting.

Learn more about fat transfer breast augmentation in this related blog post.


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Breast Augmentation Before & After by Dr. Jared Nimtz in Lexington, Kentucky
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Implant Type, Size, and Style

The type, size, and style of breast implants selected for the procedure will also influence the overall cost.

  • Type: Besides choosing between silicone and saline implants, additional options are available, each with unique characteristics and price points. For example, highly cohesive gel implants, known as “gummy bear implants,” are popular but usually cost more than less cohesive silicone implants.
  • Size: Larger implants typically cost more than smaller ones due to the increased material and manufacturing costs.
  • Style: Breast implants come in different shapes and profiles, such as round or teardrop-shaped and low, moderate, or high profile. The style of implant you choose may affect the overall cost of the procedure.

The choice of where the implants are placed also influences the overall cost of your procedure. Dr. Nimtz offers subglandular, submuscular, or dual-plane placement, which may come with varying price points based on the complexity of the technique.

Additional Procedures

In some cases, patients may opt to combine breast augmentation with other procedures, such as a breast lift.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, often complements breast augmentation by addressing sagging or drooping breast tissue. While combining procedures can enhance overall results, it will increase the total cost due to the additional surgical time and resources required.

Surgeon’s Expertise and Reputation

The experience and reputation of the surgeon performing the procedure also affect the cost of breast augmentation.

It’s essential to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast enhancement procedures. While highly skilled plastic surgeons may charge higher fees, their expertise often contributes to fewer postoperative complications and greater patient satisfaction.

Anesthesia and Surgical Center Fees

Anesthesia and surgical center fees are essential components of the overall cost of breast augmentation.

  • Anesthesia fees cover the cost of administering anesthesia during the procedure and monitoring the patient’s vital signs throughout surgery. The type of anesthesia used and the length of the procedure influence anesthesia fees.
  • Surgical center fees encompass the cost of operating room facilities, equipment, and support staff necessary for performing breast augmentation surgery. These fees may vary depending on the facility’s location and accreditation status.

You should also consider additional expenses such as surgical garments, medication, and postoperative care supplies when budgeting for breast augmentation surgery.

The Dangers of Choosing a Surgeon Based on Price Alone

While cost is undoubtedly a factor in the decision-making process, you should not choose a surgeon based solely on price. Opting for the lowest-priced provider can lead to subpar results and potentially increase the risk of complications. Instead, prioritize experience, expertise, and patient satisfaction when selecting a surgeon for breast augmentation.

Take the Next Step

If you’re considering breast augmentation and would like to discuss your options, we invite you to call our office at (859) 277-9435 or request a consultation using our online form.

Our practice works with Alphaeon® Credit, CareCredit®, and PatientFi®, providing flexible financing tailored to your budget and needs.

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