Cost of Breast ImplantsFebruary 13, 2014
Explaining the Cost of Breast Implants – Beverly Hills | Los Angeles
Dr. Gary Motykie performs a range of breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast revision surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive advanced treatment from Dr. Motykie. During the initial consultation, Dr. Motykie explains various aspects about the procedure, including the cost aspect to help a patient make an informed choice.
Questions to Ask
For any breast surgery procedure, whether breast implants, breast lift or breast revision, the patient should ask certain basic cost related questions.
- What will be the estimated overall cost of breast augmentation surgery?
- Does the quoted price include the costs of implants, mammograms, post-operative visits and surgical garments?
- Is the cost of the surgical facility and the anesthesiologist’s fee included in the cost estimate?
- What are the payment terms and is there a possibility to get insurance coverage or financing in the particular patient’s case?
Breast enhancement is typically an aesthetic procedure that is not covered under a patient’s health insurance plan. However, if the procedure is performed as a restorative surgery after a mastectomy or breast injury, some part of the costs may be covered under the patient’s health plan. Dr. Motykie’s office is usually able to offer guidance to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas about the insurance and financing aspects of the procedure.
Average Cost of Breast Implant Surgery
Various cost components are involved in the breast augmentation procedure as follows:
Plastic Surgeon’s Fee
The surgeon will charge a fee depending on his or her skills, experience and reputation in performing breast surgery procedures. The fee in many cases may range between $4,000 and $6,000. This fee also depends on how lengthy or complicated the surgery is likely to be.
Breast implants are available in saline and silicone types. Sizes range from 120cc to 960cc, and shape may be round or teardrop. All factors may influence the cost of breast implants. Saline implants will usually cost anywhere between $1,400 and $1,600, while silicone implants typically cost above $2,000. The latest highly cohesive silicone implant varieties can cost significantly higher.
Surgical Facility and Anesthesia Costs
The total cost of operating room along with the fee of the anesthesia team may range from $2,500 to $4,000. According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should choose the most appropriate surgeon as well as a reputed surgical facility, and the costs should only be a secondary consideration in such a decision.
The total cost of breast augmentation surgery may range between $7,000 and $12,000, depending on various factors. The location of the practice may also make a difference to the overall costs of the procedure. As per the ASPS figures, the average cost of breast implants procedure in 2012 was $3,543 in the United States. However, the cost of anesthesia and surgical room costs are not included in this figure. The ASPS also noted that the cost would vary from one practice to another based on various factors.
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