Breast augmentation plastic surgery cost
Breast augmentation is mainly considered an elective cosmetic surgery performed by a qualified surgeon to enhance the breast size.
This procedure is usually not eligible for insurance coverage, which makes the cost of breast augmentation a vital factor in decision-making. Regardless, patients should choose the procedure according to their requirements without compromising on safety and quality.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will explain the various benefits and limitations of breast augmentation to the patient, including its estimated costs. The patient can make a well-informed choice after attaining in-depth information about the surgery.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove provides breast augmentation surgery and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Breast augmentation surgery costs vary between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The following factors influence the overall costs of the procedure:
In main metropolitan areas and major cities along the coasts, the average costs of living are usually higher in comparison to other parts of the United States.
Factors such as real estate costs, employment opportunities, local taxation, and median household income impact the cost of living in an area. The costs of various goods and services, such as plastic surgery services, will also be influenced by this aspect.
A well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon may have higher charges compared to a relatively new or less experienced surgeon working under the supervision of a senior surgeon.
In general, board certified surgeons typically adopt cutting-edge surgical technology and techniques, follow the latest safety protocols, invest in continuing education, and remain focused on the best interests of the patients throughout the treatment process.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs
In case the breast augmentation procedure is being performed using general anesthesia, the patient will need the services of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse. They will oversee the entire procedure in the surgery room to monitor the patient’s response and may charge on an hourly basis. The skills and experience will determine their fees.
The patient may receive breast augmentation plastic surgery at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical venue. Each option has associated costs and benefits, which will impact the overall cost of the procedure.
Breast Implant Costs
A key element in breast augmentation surgery is the cost of the implants. In comparison to silicone implants, traditional saline implants usually cost less. Some new qualities in ultra cohesive silicone implants will be more costly but provide superior value. The choice of an implant will affect the overall costs of the procedure.
Insurance and Financing
The patient may be eligible to receive insurance coverage only when the breast augmentation surgery is undertaken as a part of a reconstruction procedure after a mastectomy. In other cases, the patient will have to bear the costs of the surgery out of pocket. Patients may consider various financing alternatives to pay for the procedure in easy monthly installments.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation and other aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.