How much is a breast augmentation?
The average cost of breast augmentation is $5,500-$6,000, but keep in mind this procedure can gust up to $8,000-$9,000.
The exact cost of your breast augmentation will depend on things like where you are in the country and your plastic surgeon.
Other factors like the breast implant type (silicone implants vs. saline implants) and the breast implant brand, also play a role in the breast augmentation costs. If you’re adding additional procedures like a breast lift or liposuction, your price will increase as well.
Learn more about combination surgery and breast implant specifics in the free Bustmob Academy app.
It can also be helpful to connect with other women who have had or are considering breast implants to learn more about their experiences and costs in the women-only Bustmob Community.
When will I know my exact price?
It really depends on the practice. Some practices like Amelia Aesthetics offer transparent pricing without having to schedule a consultation.
We really love this transparent pricing thing. Not only does it help you to plan and budget for your upcoming surgery, it also avoids any financial surprises after your surgery is done.
Knowing the price ahead of time gives women the full picture so they can make a decision that is right for them.
No one wants to get all hyped about breast augmentation, find the plastic surgeon of their dreams, only to find it is completely out of their price range at their consultation.
However, many plastic surgery practices will require you to have a consultation before giving you the cost.
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will do a physical examination and discuss your goals using your wish pictures as a guide. Your patient care coordinator or whomever your main contact is will then walk you through the cost of your breast augmentation.
Know what’s included in your price.
It’s important to know and understand what’s included in the cost you’re given. Amelia Aesthetics, for example, gives your complete price that includes your consultation fee, anesthesia, pre and post-op appointments, surgeon’s fees, operating time, recovery garments, and scar salve.
But that isn’t the case for all plastic surgery practices so be sure to ask. No one wants to be surprised with an anesthesia bill or fees for additional doctor’s visits.
Though it is rare, it’s important to keep in mind the potential for additional costs for revisions to correct complications like capsular contracture and implant rupture (learn more about breast implant risks in the Bustmob Academy app).
If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t that good.
If your breast augmentation is hovering around $3,000, you’ll want to ask a few questions. Not only be sure you understand what is included in that price but also ask about the type of breast implant they are using.
Breast implants are not cheap, even at cost for the practice. If your breast augmentation feels like a “steal,” they could be using an older generation of breast implants, which you really don’t want in your body.
We love a good deal as much as the next person, but your breast augmentation isn't an area you want to be bargain-hunting.
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