Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery ranks as the number two procedure in terms of popularity in the US after liposuction. One of the reasons is that procedure has become fairly cost competitive over the years. However, it continues to be a major surgery, and patients should ideally choose the procedure according to their needs and without any compromise on safety and quality.
An experienced plastic surgeon will take care to explain various pros and cons of breast augmentation, and discuss its estimated costs at the time of the initial consultation. This will allow the patient to make an informed decision. The team of leading plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery provides this procedure to patients in Houston TX, and surrounding communities.
The cost of breast augmentation plastic surgery is likely to vary between two practices, and sometimes may even vary between two patients at the same practice. The following factors will affect the overall cost of the procedure:
In leading urban centers and along the west and east coasts, the average living costs tend to be higher than in other parts of the country. Living costs in a region are impacted by the median household income, real estate costs, employment opportunities, and taxation. For instance, the cost of breast augmentation in Houston TX, and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Michigan.
A highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon may charge a higher fee for breast augmentation procedure as compared to a relatively new or less qualified surgeon. Best surgeons will adopt the most advanced surgical techniques and technology, invest in continuing education, and have a completely patient-centric focus during the entire treatment process.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a patient should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and treat factors such as the surgeon’s fee only as secondary while making a choice.
Anesthesia and Surgical Room Costs
If breast augmentation is performed using general anesthesia, the services of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse may be used. Their fee will vary according to their qualifications and experience.
Breast augmentation may be performed at a hospital, an accredited ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will differ, and have an impact on the overall monetary amount of surgery.
Breast Implant Costs
One of the cost components in breast augmentation surgery is the dollar amount of implants. Traditional saline implants are usually a little cheaper than silicone implants. Some of the latest qualities in highly cohesive and form stable silicone implants may cost considerably higher, but provide superior value. The overall price tag of surgery will be impacted by the choice of implants.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance coverage may only be available when breast augmentation is a part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. In other cases, patients should explore various financing options to pay for the procedure in convenient and affordable monthly installments.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.