Breast implant surgery costs will have a marginal difference between two practices, and in some cases, even between two patients at the same practice. The actual cost of surgery will depend on factors such as where the practice is located, how much fee the cosmetic surgeon will charge, the costs of surgical facility, anesthesiologist’s fee, the type of breast implants chosen, and other related costs associated with a surgery.
Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. McCluskey will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. He receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for breast implant surgery and other procedures.
Cost-related Questions to Ask
Patients should feel free to ask any questions related to the cost of the procedure before giving their consent to the breast implant surgery. Some of the common questions related to costs of breast augmentation that a patient should ask are as follows:
- How much will be the estimated overall cost of breast augmentation procedure?
- Does this cost cover the costs of implants, mammograms, any other pre-op or post-op tests, post-op visits to the office of the cosmetic surgeon, and cost of surgical bra?
- Does the practice require full payment to be made upfront, or can it be made in parts?
- Is there any support from the practice with regard to health insurance and financing?
Insurance for Breast Augmentation
In most cases, breast implant surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons. As a result, the cost will not be covered by the patient’s health plan. However, when breast implants are necessary as a reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy, or to correct imbalanced breast size, the health insurance coverage may be available fully or partially, depending on the patient’s health plan.
As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. McCluskey advises his patients in Atlanta, GA and other areas to clarify the insurance aspects with their insurance provider prior to taking a decision on this procedure.
Estimated Breakdown of Costs
Patients may consider the following cost breakdown as an average estimate for breast implant surgery:
Fee of the Cosmetic Surgeon
The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000, depending on their qualifications, experience and reputation, as well as the complexity and length of surgery involved.
Cost of Breast Implants
Traditional saline breast implants may cost in the range of $1,500, while silicone implants will usually cost more than $2,000. Advanced qualities in highly cohesive silicone implants may cost more.
Surgical Room and Anesthesia Costs
The fee charged by the anesthesiologist along with the costs of the surgical facility may together come to anywhere between $2,500 and $5,000.
Total Cost of Procedure
The total cost of breast augmentation procedure may range anywhere between $8,000 and $15,000, depending on several factors as discussed above. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of breast augmentation in 2013 in the US was $3,678. However, this figure does not include costs of surgical facility, general anesthesia, and other expenses.
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