Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is a popular procedure, ranking second only to liposuction among the most sought-after aesthetic surgeries in the US. During the initial consultation for breast augmentation, a surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.
Board certified plastic surgeon
Dr. Bram Kaufman says that it is firstly important to ensure that the patient makes an informed choice. Dr. Kaufman will explain the costs and address all queries of the patient during the pre-op consultation process. He receives patients from Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.
Average Stipulated Price
The average monetary figure of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery in the US in 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) was $3,708. However, this figure did not include the costs of anesthesia, surgical facility fees, breast implants, and related expenses.
All-inclusive cost packages for breast augmentation can cost anywhere from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on a variety of factors. It is advisable for patients to have a clear cost estimate and plan their budget and financing arrangements well before the procedure.
Factors Influencing the Price Tag
Geographic location of the practice can make a key difference to its costs. In general, the expenses will be higher in large urban centers and coastal cities. Whether the procedure is performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon can also make a difference to the dollar figure. The ASPS recommends patients to choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, while considering the surgeon’s fee as a secondary factor.
Whether the procedure is performed at the surgeon’s own surgical suite or the surgery is performed at a hospital or accredited ambulatory center will make an impact on the overall cost. The type of breast implants chosen, and whether the procedure is combined with breast lift or another procedure will also make a difference. Dr. Kaufman will discuss all these factors with his patients in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby locations.
Dollar Amount for Implants
The prices of saline, silicone gel, and highly cohesive silicone breast implants will differ considerably. Saline implants may extract from your bank account around $1,000 to $1,200 a pair. Silicone gel implants can cost from $2,000 to $2,500 a pair. Some of the latest qualities of implants called highly cohesive silicone implants or gummy bear implants may set you back about $3,000 to $3,000 a pair.
Surgical Facility Costs
Breast augmentation surgery may be performed at a private surgical suite, hospital or ambulatory surgical center (ASC). These are all advanced care facilities that are equipped to provide outpatient procedures as well as overnight stay except in the case of ASC. Surgery performed at an ASC will usually be significantly less expensive as compared to a hospital. A patient may be able to save about $500 to $1,000 by choosing an ASC instead of a hospital.
Patients should explore their financing options independently or with assistance from the surgeon’s office. Several medical care financing companies offer compassionate finance options at low rates of interest and convenient monthly installments.