Breast augmentation is mostly undertaken as an elective plastic surgery procedure to enhance the size of the breasts. Patients will typically not receive insurance coverage for this procedure.
Therefore, the cost of the procedure is an important starting point for most patients. However, it is advisable for patients to choose the best possible surgeon and procedure for their needs, and the cost of the surgery should be a secondary consideration in this decision.
Being on the Same Page
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on the benefits and limitations of breast augmentation and provide them with cost estimates. The patient is able to make a better choice with clear information.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast implant surgery to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding locations.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Breast enhancement surgery costs may differ between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The following factors will affect the cost of the procedure:
The average costs of living are typically higher in main metropolitan areas and cities along the East and West Coasts in comparison to other regions of the US.
Various elements such as real estate costs, median household income, employment opportunities, and local taxation impact the cost of living in a specific area.
This aspect also has an effect on the costs of goods and services in the area, including the costs of plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation.
An experienced and highly qualified plastic surgeon may charge more fees compared to a new or less experienced surgeon working under the guidance of a senior surgeon.
Board certified plastic surgeons typically adopt the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies, follow the latest safety protocols, pursue ongoing education, and focus on the best interests of the patient during the treatment process.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Costs
If the breast enhancement plastic surgery is performed using general anesthesia, the patient will need the services of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse.
They will oversee the entire procedure to monitor the patient’s response to the anesthetic and may charge on an hourly basis. Their fee will be commensurate with their experience and qualifications.
The breast augmentation procedure may be undertaken at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical venue. Each option will have associated costs and benefits and will impact the overall costs of the surgery.
Breast Implant Costs
A primary element in breast augmentation surgery costs is the costs of the breast implants. In comparison to silicone implants, traditional saline implants usually cost less.
Some new qualities in ultra cohesive silicone implants will cost more, but also offer superior value. The choice of an implant will impact the total costs of the augmentation procedure.
Insurance and Financing
The patient may be eligible to receive insurance coverage only in case the breast augmentation procedure is undertaken as a part of reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. In other cases, breast augmentation will be an out of pocket expense for the patient.
Patients may consider various financing options to pay for their procedure in easy monthly installments. Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for breast implants. For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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