Many of the women that we see during breast augmentation consultations come to us with the same questions: which implant is best for me, how long will my implants last, what will my recovery be like, and, finally, what will my implants cost?
Unfortunately, out of all of those questions, the question of cost is the most difficult to answer. This is because the price of your breast augmentation relies on many different variables and factors that cannot be deciphered until after your consultation when the final decisions about your procedure have been made.
Is There a Rough Estimate for Breast Augmentation?
While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cost, most women can expect that their breast augmentation will come in around $5,000. This quote includes the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and the cost for the implants.
Surgeon’s fees vary from surgeon to surgeon. This amount reflects the doctor’s schooling, training, knowledge, and experience. While it may initially sound appealing to choose a doctor with a lower fee, you must remember that it is their hands in which you are putting your body’s safety and the quality of your results. Choosing an experienced and highly-qualified surgeon, such as Dr. Wilson, will mean so much more than a couple of dollars in the long-run.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. Anesthesia fees cover the drug itself as well as the presence of a board-certified anesthesiologist. It is essential that this person be in the room with you at all times to monitor your vitals and ensure your safety.
What Are the Variables?
The most significant variable to alter and increase the price of your augmentation is your implant choice. Patients must choose between saline implants and silicone implants of varying sizes, shapes, textures, and profiles. Since saline implants consist of a sterile solution and are not filled until after they have been placed in the breast pocket, they are always going to be cheaper than silicone implants. This does not make saline implants better or worse; it only makes them a more cost-efficient option.
Silicone implants have a higher manufacturing cost since they are fully formed and filled before they are shipped to your surgeon. Silicone implants are available in many options, and the more specialized your implant is—between shape, texture, and profile—the higher the price will be. Currently, breast augmentation with silicone implants starts with a base price of $5,300.
Another variable that can significantly alter the cost is whether or not a breast lift will be performed alongside the augmentation. A breast lift targets sagging and excess skin, and is often performed on women who have lost weight or have breasts that have been affected by pregnancy or age.
By combining your implants with a breast lift, patients will save a substantial amount of money when compared to performing them at different times since there is only a need for one round of anesthesia and one day of the facility; however, additional surgeon’s fees for the lift portion will have to be included.
Your Financing Options
At Wilson Plastic Surgery, we understand that cost is an important factor in your decision to undergo breast augmentation; however, we never want price to be the thing that stops a woman from achieving the confidence-enhancing body that she wants.
This is why we partner with and offer financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit® provides many options with low-interest rates that are sure to fit with your financial needs. Apply today to see if you may be approved to finance your breast augmentation with CareCredit®.
For more information about breast augmentation cost or to set up a consultation, contact Dr. Wilson by calling (256) 551-2002 or by filling out our online contact form.