Breast augmentation surgery is – and has been for some years – the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States*.
This is good news for women looking to undergo the procedure. Not only is it a very safe and routine procedure for a plastic surgeon to perform, its popularity has also made it more affordable.
So how much can you expect to pay for a breast augmentation?
Cost of Silicone Implants
Let’s take a look at silicone implants, a popular choice for many women looking to enhance their breasts. Also referred to as gel implants or gummy bear implants, silicone implants have certain advantages over saline implants, but they are also pricier.
Of course, prices for a breast augmentation with silicone implants vary among plastic surgeons, and among regions of the country. This is completely expected. As a point of reference, we can tell you that silicone implants tend to be between $1,000 and $1,500 more expensive than saline implants.
This means that if you see breast implants advertised for an incredible $2,900, this is most likely for saline implants, not silicone.
Additional Fees for Breast Surgery
It is our belief that you should not have to pay any additional fees for your breast surgery above what you have been quoted.
Unfortunately, not every plastic surgery practice sees it this way. Breast surgery prices often vary greatly depending on what is actually included. This is why you need to be careful when selecting your surgeon. You want to make sure that the price you are quoted does not change with the addition of previously unmentioned fees.
Let’s stick with the example above. You’ve found out that the advertised price was for saline implants, and that they charge $3,900 for silicone implants – still a very attractive offer. But check the small print. You will probably see a disclaimer about a “facility fee” or a “surgeon fee”. Even anesthesia costs are not always included on a quote, which is crazy, right? No one wants you to undergo breast surgery without anesthesia. So why even quote it without?
Additional Cost for Bigger Cups
Once again, it is our belief that you should not be charged more for bigger implants. Which kind of implant you choose should be solely your choice. Your plastic surgeon is there to give you all the information you need so that you can make the best decision. If a practice charges you more for bigger implants, perhaps they’re not giving you the best advice as to what size might be best for you, aesthetically and anatomically.
Yes, there is a genuine cost difference depending on your implant material. As stated before, silicone implants are pricier than saline implants#. But this is based on the manufacturer’s price, not the surgeon’s. Manufacturers do not charge differently for different sizes of implants, only different materials.
At NuBody Concepts, we believe in being upfront with our patients. Our current Holiday Offer (expiring 12/31/2019) of $4,900 All-Inclusive for Silicone Implants is exactly what you see – no added or hidden fees whatsoever. Our board-certified plastic surgeons in Nashville and Memphis have over 20 years of experience serving their community.
We hope we’ve helped you understand what to look for when pricing your breast augmentation. It’s an exciting transformation to boost your confidence, and we wish you all the best for your journey.