Breast enhancement is mainly an elective cosmetic surgery procedure performed by a surgeon to increase the size of a woman’s breasts. Insurance providers typically do not offer coverage for this procedure.
This makes the cost of breast enhancement a vital factor in decision-making. But the cost of the procedure should only be a secondary consideration, and patients should choose the procedure according to their needs with no compromise on safety and quality.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about the various benefits and limitation of the procedure, including its estimated costs. The patient can make a more informed decision with clear information.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Breast enhancement costs can vary between two practices as well as between two patients at the same practice. The following factors will affect the overall costs of the procedure:
The average costs of living tend to be higher in major metropolitan cities along the East and West Coasts. Factors such as employment opportunities, real estate costs, local taxation, and median household income affect the cost of living in an area. This element will also impact the costs of various goods and services, such as plastic surgery services.
A well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon may charge higher fees compared to a new or less trained surgeon operating under the supervision of a senior surgeon.
Board certified plastic surgeons typically adopt the most advanced surgical techniques and technology, follow the latest safety protocols, invest in continuing education, and stay focused on the patient’s best interest throughout the surgical process.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Costs
In case the breast enhancement cosmetic surgery procedure undertaken using general anesthesia, an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse will administer the anesthesia. They will remain in the operating room during the surgery to monitor the patient’s response and may charge on an hourly basis. Their charges will depend on their qualifications and experience.
The breast enhancement procedure may be undertaken at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical venue. In each case, the costs and benefits will differ and impact the overall costs of the procedure.
Breast Implant Costs
An important element in breast enhancement surgery is the implant costs. Traditional saline implants usually cost less compared to silicone implants. Some new qualities in ultra cohesive silicone implants will cost more but provide the patient with superior value. The choice of implants will impact overall surgery costs.
Insurance and Financing
When breast enhancement is undertaken as an element of a reconstruction procedure after a mastectomy, the patient may be eligible to receive insurance coverage. In other cases, patients will have to bear the costs of the surgery out-of-pocket.
They may consider various financing options to pay for their breast enhancement procedure in convenient monthly installments. Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast enlargement.
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