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How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?

Erik A. Hoy, MD
Plastic Surgery

Like any procedure, the costs involved will vary with the geographic location where it is performed, if the operation is done in an ambulatory or inpatient setting, how extensive the procedure, and the surgeon's fee. This is an area where it does not pay to bargain shop. Few patients want to pay less for asymmetric or unsatisfactory results. The average cost tends to vary from $4,000 to $10,000. However, unlike other aesthetic surgical procedures, there is a device cost associated with the implants as well. Implants typically cost $1,000 or more for both, and sample anesthesia fees might be $500 to $700. Depending upon where the surgery is performed, you will also be charged a facility fee. Typically, you get what you pay for: bargin bin prices usually don't equate to excellent results.

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
In general, costs for breast enhancement surgery vary state to state as well as physician to physician. In general, breast augmentation surgery with saline and/or silicon gel implants will vary between $5000 and $12,000. This number can certainly increase if a breast lift, or mastopexy, is concurrently performed. Also, saline implants usually run between $1500 and $2000 less than the cohesive silicon gel implants. Costs of breast augmentation procedure can be broken down into 1) surgical fees, 2) operating room fees, 3) anesthesiologist fees, and 4) surgical implant fee. As a result, in general, you get what you pay for. It is important that the patient seek a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, also have a board-certified anesthesiologist performing the anesthesia, and that the facility be accredited.
Tara Whitworth
Nursing
The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies from state to state. The total cost is determined by several factors, such as the price of the implants, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. In general, it can cost anywhere from $4000 to $10,000, but most facilities offer payment options, such as a payment plan or financing. 

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