One of the first questions you may have for your cosmetic surgeon is, “how much is breast surgery,” and you’ll find that the answer depends on a few factors. For example, will your procedure be paired with another such as a breast lift? What’s the breast augmentation size you’re considering?
Are you interested in traditional silicone breast implants or a different procedure like stem cell breast augmentation? Where will your surgery take place? Will you be financing breast augmentation or paying for it in cash?
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggests the average cost nationwide for breast implants is right around $3,700. Silicone implants are generally more expensive than saline implants.
Factors that Influence Breast Augmentation Cost
If you’re saving money for a breast augmentation, a round estimate of the cost is helpful as you begin the savings process.
Here are a few common factors that can influence the cost of your breast augmentation.
- Fees associated with the surgical facility or hospital
- Medical tests required before or after your surgery
- Post-surgical care, prescriptions, and garments.
- Anesthesia during the surgery
Tip: When you meet with your cosmetic surgeon for your consultation, ask whether each of the fees associated with the surgery is included in the advertised price.
Additionally, remember that you might need to take some time off from work during your recovery. If you don’t have paid vacation, you might need to add in the cost of recovery at home to your overall breast augmentation price.
Should I Get Saline Because It’s Cheaper?
It’s best to rely on your surgeon’s judgment when it comes to the type of breast implants that would fit and look best for your body. Your plastic surgeon has your best interests at heart, so you can trust his recommendation that will result in a natural and beautiful breast augmentation.
If you prefer the look or feel of one implant over the other, let your surgeon know. He can tell you what to expect with each type of implant, or whether interesting alternatives like fat transfer breast augmentation might be something to consider.
What’s the Best Way to Finance Breast Augmentation?
Surgery is expensive, and deciding to get elective surgery is a big decision. It’s important to choose a fiscally responsible way to pay for your surgery so that you don’t emerge from your surgery with debts you can’t pay, and that may cause you unneeded stress.
There is a variety of options available for breast augmentation financing, and your surgeon will probably have some recommendations on how to secure a loan or other financing options. You may want to meet with your surgeon a few months in advance of your expected surgery so you can explore breast augmentation prices and return with enough money set aside for the procedure.
Should I use my credit card to pay for cosmetic surgery?
No one can tell you how to finance your own surgery but think carefully when choosing to use a credit card. If you’re set upon this method of financing, ask your credit cards if they have any current zero-interest offers. You may be able to save hundreds of dollars on interest charges.
The best way to find out the cost of breast augmentation is to speak with your plastic surgeon in Plano, Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, and figure out what costs will be required before, during, and after the surgery.
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