How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost? (Part 1)
Asking how much breast augmentation costs is kind of like asking how much it costs to go out to dinner. The quality of the ingredients and the skill and training of the chef will affect how much you pay for your meal.
Similarly, different types of implants and different levels of breast surgeon experience will affect the total cost of having breast implant surgery.
And while you may be happy to grab McDonald’s for dinner to save a few bucks, breast implants are not something on which you want to cut corners.
The better the quality of the implants and the surgeon, the better your breasts will look, the longer they will last. And a better surgeon also means a lower risk of complications such as infection, pain and scarring.
In this two part article we look at the factors that affect breast implant prices.
Breast Augmentation Materials: Comparing Apples to Oranges
To begin with breast implants can be filled with either saline or silicone. Saline implants are typically one to two thousand dollars cheaper than silicone breast implants.
However, saline implants are generally less popular than silicone implants because they typically do not feel as “natural”.
In the United States the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved five silicone gel-filled breast implants. These also have different “features” that may affect price.
Learn More About the Different Types of Breast Implants HERE.
Breast Augmentation Surgeons: Rembrandts vs. Bad Artists
A diner cooked by Emeril or Wolfgang Puck is going to cost more than a meal made by a line cook at a diner – but there is a huge difference in quality.
A more experienced and qualified plastic surgeon is going to be bit more expensive than someone without extensive credentials – but the small added cost is more than worth it to achieve beautiful results without any complications.
Selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Ali who performs hundreds of breast augmentations each year ensures you will have beautiful breasts for years to come. Going to an unskilled surgeon, or someone who isn’t board certified, can result in “plastic surgery disasters” such as lumpy, irregular breasts, infections, external and internal scarring
Total Cost of Breast Implants
At AMAE Plastic Surgery, our prices for saline breast implants begin as low as $5000 complete (including implants, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia and surgical facility). Prices can then go from $5000 to $10,000 depending on the type of implant chosen, as well as the type of surgery, type of incision, placement of the implants (above or below muscle.)
However, only during a consultation with a qualified board certified breast augmentation surgeon will you be able to figure out which type of implant and augmentation procedure is best for you specifically, and how much it will cost.
Dr. Ali offers a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation and examination to help you determine which breast augmentation is right for you, as well as a sense of the financial investment you need to make.
Our office staff can then help you budget, offer financing options if needed and – in cases of medical need – submit claims for your breast augmentation to your insurer.
Breast Augmentation Surgeon, Birmingham MI
Dr. Ali will offer you a consultation to assess your needs and explain any factors that affect the cost, including the type of implant, the method used, and any additional costs associated with breast implant surgery, including the operating room, anesthesia, and post-op appointments.