The Expected Price of Breast Augmentation – Beverly Hills | Los Angeles, CA
Breast augmentation is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. Dr. Eugene Kim is a dedicated cosmetic surgeon for this procedure in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA and surrounding communities. In most cases, breast augmentation is performed for aesthetic reasons, which means the treatment costs may not be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim ensures that the patient is fully aware of the expected costs of the procedure and is able to make an informed decision about her treatment.
The cost of living index varies from one geographical region to another, which impacts the costs of all types of goods and services in a particular area. Therefore, the cost of breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA or nearby areas is likely to be different from the cost of the same procedure in Dallas, TX.
Another key factor that influences the overall cost of breast augmentation is the fee charged by the plastic surgeon. Each surgeon may charge a fee according to his or her skills, experience and reputation or other factors. The third factor is the cost of the operating room facility and anesthesia costs. A state of the art facility with advanced technologies and back-up of experienced staff may charge more than an average facility. Cost of the anesthesia team can also vary from one practice to another.
Additional costs such as the cost of medical tests, prescription drugs, surgical garments, and post-op visits to the office of the cosmetic surgeon should also be considered when preparing a cost estimate for breast augmentation.
Patients have a choice between saline and silicone gel based breast implants, which will cost differently. The cost may also vary on the basis of the size, shape, and texture of the implants. Some of the latest highly cohesive silicone implant qualities may cost significantly more than traditional saline implants. The right quality of implants should be chosen in consultation with the surgeon to achieve the best results.
Average Cost of Breast Augmentation
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average national cost of breast augmentation in the U.S. in 2012 was $3,543. However, this is just a basic cost figure, which does not include the costs of the operating room facility, anesthesia, and other related expenses. The cost may also vary depending on various other factors as well as the choice of implants. If breast augmentation is combined with the breast lift, the total cost of procedure may increase further.
Insurance and Financing
Breast augmentation as a cosmetic surgery will not be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. However, in cases where the procedure is performed to restore breasts after mastectomy or following a breast injury, some health plans may provide full or partial coverage. Financing options are available from procedure medical care finance companies to most patients. The office of the cosmetic surgeon may be able to provide assistance or guidance in the matters of insurance and financing.
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