Breast Augmentation Cost Information

Breast Augmentation and Implant Cost

The cost of breast augmentation varies throughout the country and even within a region. Using the Healthcare Blue Book as a guide, breast augmentation (including fees for the physician, anesthesia and facility) can range from a low of $5,853 (Cleveland) and $5,883 (Dallas) to a high of $6,139 (Chicago), $6,803 (Los Angeles) and $7,301 (New York City). In general, areas where the cost of living is higher, the cost of breast implants will be higher also.

The type of procedure you have can also impact price. For example, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the 2011 national average for physician/surgeon fees alone for a breast augmentation using silicone gel implants is $3,694, while one using saline implants is $3,308. A breast lift alone can cost $4,233 (not including any additional fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, surgical garments, or other miscellaneous costs related to surgery).

Make sure during your consultation that you speak with a financial consultant who will break down the cost of each individual item and explain everything your that quoted price includes. In the end, the total quoted price of your breast augmentation should include your consultation, anesthesia, operating facility, implants, surgeon's fee and follow-up. There will be miscellaneous fees in addition to the initial cost, so make sure that you are financially prepared to also pay for surgical garments, medical tests, prescriptions, etc. See our pre-op consultation check list - it is a good reference to bring with you to make sure you ask all the necessary questions about breast implant costs.

Surgeons' fees will differ. Make sure you use a board certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation. Do not use a doctor without appropriate training even if his/her fees are less.

Breast Augmentation Cost in US $

Low High
Surgeon's Fee 3,400 4,293
Breast Implants 3,308 3,694
Anesthesia 800 1,009
Facility Fee 1,654 1,999
Total Cost 9,162 10,995
Since cosmetic surgery is not generally covered by insurance, the cost can be intimidating because you will likely be paying out of pocket. If these prices seem expensive and even out of your price range, keep in mind that you can finance part or all of the cost with a plastic surgery loan. Visit our a plastic surgery financing guide for more information on insurance coverage as well as financing and loan options.

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