The Cost of Breast Augmentation and What Patients Should Consider
By Peter Fisher, MD on September 18, 2015
Dr. Peter Fisher has helped countless patients in and around the greater San Antonio area achieve excellent aesthetic results through breast augmentation surgery, which enhances the bustline and overall curves. The procedure is effective, though it is not inexpensive.
Many patients have questions about the cost of breast implants and about insurance and financing options. Let's cover some of the basics regarding these topics right now.
What is the average cost of getting breast implants?
The average cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary a fair amount from patient to patient. Since there are so many factors to take into account when it comes to breast augmentation surgery, we don't feel that providing a price quote online or even an average cost or price range will be helpful.
With that in mind, we would be more than happy to provide patients with an individual cost estimate during a consultation. This would include a full price breakdown of all of the costs involved in breast augmentation surgery.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Some factors that affect the cost of breast augmentation surgery include the following:
- The geographic location of the practice
- The cosmetic surgeons at the practice
- The complexity and nature of the patient's case
- The need for a combination of surgical approaches or techniques
- Special promotion that are unique to an individual cosmetic surgery practice
Is breast augmentation surgery covered by health insurance?
Breast augmentation surgery is considered an elective procedure in the vast majority of cases. Because it is elective and cosmetic in nature, it is very rare for the procedure to be covered by health insurance companies. You can double check with your provider just in case, but in all likelihood, breast augmentation surgery will not be covered.
Monthly Financing for Plastic Surgery and How It Works
If the cost of a plastic surgery procedure is too much of a financial burden for an individual or a household, there are monthly payment options to consider. These work much like a traditional loan or a credit card, helping put a cosmetic surgery within reach when the cost is otherwise unable to be covered.
A trusted lending institution will cover the cost of the surgery. The patient is responsible for paying back that institution on a monthly basis. This break up of costs often helps patients budget properly and accordingly.
Considering All of Your Options for Aesthetic Enhancement
Undergoing any kind of surgical procedure is a major decision, which is why it's important that we discuss the surgery itself with patients as well as the payment options that are available. This means answering questions, addressing concerns, and providing any information that leads to the best decisions being made. We always want to ensure that patients make the kinds of choices about cosmetic surgery that they can be confident in. This leads to good results and patient satisfaction.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery
For more information about breast implants and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team will work closely with you to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
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Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi