Breaking Down a Breast Augmentation Cost

Breast Augmentation Cost – Newport Beach | Orange County

breast augmentation - implant costDr. H.M. Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, providing state of the art treatments in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Seify spent about 13 years in post-graduate training, including international training in general and plastic surgery before he came to the U.S. in 1998 to complete his doctorate from Emory University.

Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby areas may receive cutting edge treatments such as breast implants, tummy tuck and mommy makeover from Dr. Seify. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Different Costs of Procedures

All procedures performed by a cosmetic surgeon will usually cost differently from each other. The skills, efforts and resources involved in each procedure are different. For instance, the cost of a tummy tuck will be different from the cost of rhinoplasty, and the cost of a facelift will be different from the cost of a mommy makeover procedure.

It may depend on how intricate and elaborate a procedure is, whether it involves local or general anesthesia, what is the length of the procedure, what kind techniques and technologies are involved in the procedure, and how many plastic surgeons can commonly perform the procedure.

Sometimes a procedure such as abdominoplasty, facelift or liposuction may be performed as limited or partial procedures, depending on the needs of the patient. The cost of the procedure will reduce proportionately for such mini procedures. Some procedures such as breast reconstruction surgery or breast revision surgery following a capsular contracture in breast augmentation may be more expensive than usual cosmetic enhancement procedures. It can be more complicated to perform such surgeries and they may consume a lot more time and require special expertise.

Factors Affecting Cost of Breast Augmentation

Sometimes the same procedure may cost differently in different cities, or even within the same city at different practices. The following are some of the common factors that can influence the cost of breast augmentation from one practice to another:

Geographical Location of the Practice

The area where the practice is located may have a bearing on the cost of breast augmentation. Average costs of services, including cosmetic surgery services in a location, are affected by the cost of living index in that region. Therefore, the average cost of breast augmentation in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA may be different from the average cost of the same procedure in Atlanta, GA.

Background of the Cosmetic Surgeon

The skills, experience and reputation of the surgeon is also likely to make a difference to the cost of a procedure from one practice to another. The surgeon’s fee is a major component of the overall cost of procedure. Surgeons who are in high demand, and who are hard-pressed for time may charge a higher fee for a procedure compared to some others.

However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that it is better to make the right choice of a surgeon rather than just base the decision on the surgeon’s fee. The cost in case of a procedure such as breast implants on will be long forgotten, but a poorly performed procedure will be remembered for a long time.

Quality of the Surgical Facility

The operating room costs and other related expenses of the surgical facility also make an impact on the overall costs of breast augmentation. The kind of technologies and equipment available at the facility, the skills and experience of the support staff, and other amenities and services provided at the facility will make a difference to the costs of a procedure. Other factors such as costs of anesthesia, costs of prescription medications, costs of medical tests and costs of medical accessories will also add to the overall cost of a procedure.

Average Cost of Breast Augmentation

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation on a national basis in 2012 was $3,543. This is a basic cost indication, however, which does not include the costs of anesthesia, costs of operating room facilities or other related costs. The quality and type of breast implants chosen will also make an impact on the costs. Superior qualities in silicone gel breast implants may cost significantly more than others.

Breast augmentation is an elective surgery performed for cosmetic purposes, unless it is required for breast reconstruction purposes following a mastectomy or a major injury. Being an elective surgery, most health plans will not provide coverage for this procedure. Patients who may not be in a position to pay for the entire costs up front from their pocket may consider the option of financing. Medical care financing is available through many sources, and in some cases, the office of the cosmetic surgeon may help to arrange financing.

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