Dr. Hisham Seify is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He provides state of the art cosmetic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck and mommy makeover. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby communities have an opportunity to receive safe, effective and proven treatments from him. For his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify has received the 2007 Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Average Cost of Breast Augmentation
The cost of any cosmetic or reconstructive surgery procedure will vary from one practice to another and one place to another in most cases. The cost depends on a variety of factors, and the patient should consider all the factors before making a final choice. The decision to choose a plastic surgeon should not be based on cost alone because the health, safety and appearance of the patient are at stake in any such procedure.
To help new patients get an idea of the prevailing costs of a procedure, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) compiles data of national average costs of each major procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon in the United States. According to the 2012 figures compiled by the ASPS, the average cost of breast implant surgery was $3,543.
However, the ASPS clarified that these costs can vary, and this figure refers only to the basic average cost. It does not include the costs of anesthesia, operating room costs or other related expenditures. The costs of each procedure, whether it is breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover or another, will depend on numerous factors. Dr. Seify will discuss the cost of various treatment options with his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas so that they can make the most suitable choices.
Breast Implants Cost Components
In case of breast implant surgery, a key cost component is the cost of implants. This cost component is usually not a part of most other cosmetic surgery procedures. However, most other cost components are common among major procedures. The final cost differs from one procedure to another because each procedure requires a different set of skills, efforts, time, technology, and resources.
For instance, the cost of a mommy makeover will be more than cost of tummy tuck because mommy makeover will usually be more elaborate and involve additional procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction. Sometimes only a mini or partial tummy tuck may be performed, which will bring down the cost of the procedure. Breast revision and reconstruction procedures may cost more because they may involve complicated surgeries.
Key cost components in a breast implant surgery are described as follows:
Fee of the Surgeon
In case of breast implant surgery, the surgeon’s fee is likely to vary on the basis of his or her qualifications, certifications, experience, and reputation. Surgeons with recognized expertise in breast augmentation surgery may be more in demand, and may be hard pressed for time. In such cases, the surgeon’s fee may be on the higher side compared to the average costs. However, the ASPS recommends that choosing the services of an experienced surgeon is always a good idea because of the sensitivity of the procedure involved.
Costs of Surgical Facility
The cost of operating room facility will also form an important constituent of the total cost of breast augmentation. A state of the art operating room fitted with advanced surgical equipment, and back up by an experienced team of support staff members will usually affect the overall cost of procedure. The kind of comforts and services provided at the surgical facility will also influence the final costs.
Costs of Anesthesia
Breast augmentation plastic surgery may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the circumstances of an individual case. The fee of the anesthesiologist will constitute a part of the total costs of the surgery. Anesthesia is a highly specialized procedure, and an experienced anesthesiologist will be able to ensure the safety of the patient.
Cost of Breast Implants
Breast implants are available in different qualities, and each quality may cost differently from each other. Innovative and advanced qualities are available today in both saline and silicone gel implants. The shape, texture, and size of the implants chosen may also affect the cost of the implant.
Costs of prescription medications, post-surgical garments and medical test costs should also be considered to have a complete cost estimate in case of breast augmentation surgery. Financing options should be explored in advance if the patient is not in a position to pay the full cost of the procedure up front.