Breast Implant Cost

Breast implant surgery can enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Cost for albeit saline implants, silicone implants and cohesive gel vary. Breast augmentation is usually done under general anesthesia.

A breast implant is a soft shell or a rubber sac that is filled with silicone gel or saline. The feel of the implant is very natural and close to the feel of the normal breast tissue. They are available in several different sizes to accommodate different patient’s needs and surgeon’s preference. Breast implant surgery can enhance the size and shape of your breasts.

 

Pre surgery and surgery cost for breast augmentation

 
  1. Surgeon’s fee and consultation costs – The surgeon’s fee and related charges will fluctuate not only from region to region, but also from surgeon’s experience.

  2. The skills, reputation and training of your surgeon will have a direct impact on the fee charged.

  3. Implant chosen – The cost for albeit saline implants, silicone implants and cohesive gel vary. Depending on the choice of implant made the cost also differ accordingly.

  4. Extent of procedure – There are number of different methods for the breast implant procedure. Some implant techniques are easier and less time consuming. Cost varies based on the procedure and incision you choose from.

  5. Hospital or surgical facility fees – Based on the number of days you stay in hospital the cost will vary. Usually it takes 1-2 days of hospitalization after the surgery. You will be charged for using the operation room separately.

  6. Anesthesia fees– Breast augmentation is usually done under general anesthesia.

  7. General anesthesia is when you are put to sleep which is more expensive than a local anesthesia where you are awake but completely sedated for your surgery.

Post surgery cost  for breast augmetation

 
  1. Prescriptions for medication- The surgeons may prescribe some medication like pain killers that needs to be taken post surgery, consider that costs also.

  2. Post surgery garments – You may have to purchase certain items in order to accommodate your body during healing time such as special support wear and special pillows or chairs.

  3. Most doctors say implants will last about 15-20 years, after which you may need to change them. However they are subject to normal ‘wear and tear’. It is a good idea to have your breast implants checked after 10 years to see if there are any signs of excessive wear and tear.

  4. Follow up – You will require several follow up visits to check on your progress, it also will include regular mammograms to check that there are no problems with your breasts.

Other cost that you might have to consider during breast augmentation

 
  1. If you are having breast augmentation before pregnancy, you may need a breast lift after having children so be sure to consider that also.

  2. If you are requesting an unnaturally large size of implants you may need a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation.

  3. Do not forget to add in your travel, transport and accommodation costs.

  4. There is a rare chance of getting capsular contracture which can happen even years after your surgery and may require further surgery which might increase your cost as this would involve replacing or removing the implants.



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