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Breast Augmentation Cost Orange County | Newport BeachBreast augmentation has been one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures ever since the FDA approved saline and silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast enhancement. Dr. Hisham Seify is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing this procedure to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas. During the initial consultation, Dr. Seify will discuss various aspects of the breast implant cosmetic surgery, including its estimated costs.

Cost Factors

The cost of breast augmentation can differ between two practices, and even between two patients at the same practice. This can depend on several factors as follows:

Geographical Factors

Where a practice is located can make a difference to the overall cost of breast augmentation. This can happen because the cost of living between two places may not be the same, and it may influence the average costs of most types of products and services, including the services provided by a plastic surgeon. For instance, the cost of breast augmentation in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas may differ from the cost of the same procedure in Atlanta, GA.

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon may depend on their skills, experience, and reputation in the field of breast surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration in such decisions.

Anesthesia and Operating Room Expenses

Breast augmentation plastic surgery will usually be performed under general anesthesia. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist may vary according to their experience and qualifications. If the breast augmentation is performed at a state of the art surgical facility backed by a highly experienced staff, its cost may be a little higher than that of an average operating room.

Breast Implant Costs

The cost of breast implants forms an important component of the overall costs of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. The cost of silicone implants will usually be more expensive than that of traditional saline implants. Some of the advanced qualities in highly cohesive silicone implants are likely to be more expensive. The cost may also vary according to the size, shape, and profile of implants required for a particular patient.

Average Cost of Surgery

According to the statistics released by the ASPS for 2013, the average cost of breast augmentation in the United States was $3,678. However, this cost excludes significant components such as anesthesia costs, operating facility costs and other related expenses. The ASPS also clarified that the cost will vary from one practice to another based on several factors. The total cost of the procedure at reputed practices could range from $8,000 to $12,000.

Insurance and Financing

Breast augmentation costs will not be covered under health insurance if it is performed solely as a cosmetic procedure. Patients can explore various financing options such as personal contacts, bank loans, credit card extended payments, and financing through professional medical care finance companies.

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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