How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost? (Part 2)
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. 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 augmentation costs.
But I Thought Breast Augmentation was Cheaper!
You may have seen figures floating around on the Internet that say things like: “The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,718, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.”
This is a very misleading figure, because this low figures does not include anesthesia, use of the operating room, and other necessary expenses. Since you obviously cannot undergo a breast implant procedure without anesthesia or an operating room – the figures you see on the internet are not the total cost.
Also, where you live affects the “cost of living” – including the cost of breast augmentation surgery. Just like houses, breast implants are more expensive in Malibu, California than they are in Mobile, Alabama. So when you see “national averages” they include both the high and low end of the spectrum.
Michigan is right about “in the middle” of the national cost scale for breast augmentation – while still offering the same celebrity-quality surgical procedures as those found in Hollywood & Beverly Hills.
Will Insurance Cover My Breast Augmentation Surgery?
In cases of “medical necessity” insurance generally will cover breast augmentation surgery. And breast reconstruction procedures after a mastectomy or lumpectomy must be covered by your health insurance plan – according to The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998.
However, when surgery is purely an elective cosmetic procedure, health insurance typically does not cover the cost of the surgery.
Learn More About Health Insurance & Breast Implants HERE.
Is Financing Available for Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Yes! A variety of financing options are available for those situations where insurance does not cover breast augmentation.
We work with four major medical financing companies to help you afford your breast augmentation surgery.
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.