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What is the average cost for breast augmentation?
The cost varies with region and who does the surgery.
It should be done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Cost varies from $5700-6700 total cost.
Price isn't everything. Having said that, the costs of breast augmentation will vary depending on where you live. On the East coast, costs might be higher than in L.A., for instance. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics, the national average costs for silicone breast implants in 2009 was $3,860.00. Price seems to always be a consideration with breast surgery, but quality work and less complications may be well-worth a higher price. I have never charged less than $5,000.00 for breast augmentation with silicone breast implants in Scottsdale, AZ.
The price for breast augmentation can vary, sometimes significantly. Sometimes the price difference is due to a surgeon's experience or expertise, sometimes it has to do with how busy (or not) a surgeon may be.
If possible, visit many plastic surgery websites and select a few plastic surgeons based on their training, experience, results (including many before and after breast augmentation photos), reputation. and philosophy. The most expensive surgeon may or may not be the ideal surgeon for you. "Lowball" pricing may often be an attempt to fill an empty O.R. schedule, or may not be the inclusive cost of surgery.
In my Raleigh, NC practice, the price for breast augmentation is $6800.00 for Saline and $7500.00 for Silicone. This price includes all pre and post-operative visits, pain control pump, a body garment, board certified anesthesiologist, operating room charges, and no aditional change for an overnight hospital visit if the patient elects to do so. We insist that out of town patients stay in the hospital overnight.
In order not have any surprises, ask if there are additional potential chages for pre or post-operative visits, pain control devices,or garments. Be sure that there are no additional charges for office visits. There should never be a charge for an office visit if a patient has a concern. In fact, most plastic surgeons want to see you if you have a concern.
Ask if the fee you have been given includes the O.R. staff , equipment and supplies including pain pumps, garments, and of course a board certified anesthesiologist.
Please do not make your decision on the plastic surgeon based on who has the lowest price without looking at the whole picture and taking your time researching to find the right plastic surgeon for you. Always, ask to see many photographs, speak to patients and ask your own physician about any plastic surgeon you are considering.