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How much does breast augmentation plastic surgery cost?

Breast Augmentation

September 10, 2019 | 3 minute read

Breast augmentation plastic surgery cost

Breast augmentation is generally an elective surgery procedure undertaken by a plastic surgeon to increase the size of the breasts.

This procedure is typically ineligible for insurance coverage, making the cost of breast enhancement a vital factor in decision-making. Regardless, patients should choose the procedure to suit their needs and with no compromise on quality and safety.

At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about the various benefits and limitations of the procedure, including its estimated costs. Accurate information allows the patient to make an informed decision.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez provides breast augmentation to patients in El Paso, TX and surrounding communities.

Factors Influencing the Price Tag

The financial impact of breast enhancement cosmetic surgery can vary between two practices as well as between two patients at the same practice. The following factors will affect the overall monetary amount of the surgery:

Practice Location

In busy metropolitan areas and main cities along the East and West Coasts, the average costs of living are usually higher than in other regions of the United States.

The living costs in an area are impacted by real estate costs, employment opportunities, local taxation, and median household income. This element will impact the costs of various goods and services, including plastic surgery procedures.

Surgeon’s Charges

A well-qualified and experienced surgeon may charge higher fees compared to a new or relatively inexperienced surgeon operating under the supervision of a senior surgeon.

Board certified plastic surgeons typically adopt cutting-edge surgical techniques and technologies, follow the latest safety protocols, invest in continuing education, and stay focused on the best interests of the patient throughout the treatment process.

Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs

If the breast enhancement procedure is performed using general anesthesia, the patient will need the services of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse. They will remain in the surgery room during the entire procedure to oversee the patient’s response to the anesthetic and may charge on an hourly basis. Their skills and experience will determine their fees.

The patient may receive breast augmentation plastic surgery at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical facility. Each venue has associated costs and benefits.

Breast Implant Costs

An important element in a breast enhancement surgical procedure is the implant costs. In general, traditional saline implants cost less than silicone implants. Some new qualities in ultra cohesive silicone implants will be costlier but offer superior value. The choice of an implant will make a difference to the overall surgery sticker price.

Insurance and Financing

Breast augmentation surgery is only eligible for insurance coverage when performed as an element of a reconstruction procedure after a mastectomy. In other cases, the patient will have to bear the expense out of pocket. Patients must assess various financing options to pay for the procedure in manageable monthly installments.

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery Before & After Photos

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX and nearby areas for various cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast, body, and face.

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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