So you have made the decision that you want them, but how much do breast implants cost and how do you pay for them? Prices vary between states, cities and even among practices in the same city. The price of the breast implants themselves are set by their manufacturers like Mentor and Allergan. Silicone breast implants are more expensive than saline breast implants. Newer gummy bear or cohesive gel breast implants are even more expensive. There is some wriggle room here, but not much. It’s the other fees like the anesthesia, surgeon’s fee, facility fee, etc. where there is great variability. This is where you need to focus and arrive at a breast implants cost that you can live with.
The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,708, according to 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is for the Surgeon’s fee only. So add the breast implants and the other fees and you can expect to pay around $5000 for saline breast implants and $5500 for silicone.
So how do I find out what the cost of my breast augmentation will be? Here are some questions to consider:
Some plastic surgeons charge patients to even meet them and discuss breast augmentation! They may credit this cost back to you if you perform your surgery with them. But this already clouds what should be a no-pressure consultation where you can ask questions. Steer clear of consultation fees!
After your free consultation, you should be a given a written quote with the final price. It should include everything from the surgery to your bra to your follow up.
Make sure you know what type of breast implants you are getting. Ask for the type and manufacturer.
Remember breast augmentation is a one time surgery, but you will require careful follow-up. Make sure you will not be charged for follow-up visits of if you have complications after the procedure.
This is where you need to ask if you will be getting separate bills from the anesthesiologist or the facility where the surgery is performed.
This is one of the largest expenditures many of us will make in our lives. The practice should be able to help with some no to low interest financing options.
We work hard for our money and we know you do too! Our goal is provide you the best results at affordable prices. We never charge consultation fees. We own our own AAAHC accredited surgical suite so there are no facility fees. We contract with anesthesia personnel and we include those costs in our quotes. We are a Black Diamond Allergan practice so we qualify for volume discounts on Allergan Natrelle breast implant prices. During your consultation you will be given a quote that is all-inclusive including unlimited follow-up visits. We can also help you with financing through Carecredit. So take the next step and contact us to learn more about breast implants cost.