As you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you may be trying to plan your decision based on how much it will set you back financially. Can you afford it right now? Can you finance it? How much is it really going to cost? It’s easy enough to look on the Internet for the answers to some of these questions, but you won’t likely get an accurate picture of how much you are going to pay. Or you will get a vague idea of what it’s supposed to cost that will end up being inflated with hidden fees and rising costs and new tests that need to be ordered.
There are a number of different things that go into the cost of breast augmentation surgery including physician fees, operating room time, anesthesia fees, and pre- or post-operative lab work and other miscellaneous items. These charges will vary widely depending on the education and expertise of the plastic surgeon, the type of procedure and implant you have chosen, and what part of the state or country you are in. As such, there is a wide discrepancy in fees for breast augmentation surgery from a backwoods family physician in the middle of nowhere to a subspecialized plastic surgeon with several awards that only performs this procedure and no others. In most instances, you are going to get what you pay for. In other words, it’s not usually a good idea to cut corners or try to save money on a procedure that will dramatically change the way you look and feel.
For more information about breast augmentation, residents should contact their nearest plastic surgeon.