I am size 34A and I would like to have a 34C breast augmentation. How much would it cost me?
Breast Implants Cost to Increase Cup Size?
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Costs for breast augmentation vary but rough estimates can be obtained
Many factors affect the cost of breast augmentation although the cup size or implant size is not generally one of them. Assuming there are not complicating factors and a need for added surgery, most plastic surgeons will quote a “ballpark” figure over the phone.
I would caution you that cost can be considered when selecting a surgeon but it should not be the primary factor or even high on the list. Although breast augmentation is a very common procedure, it is still surgery and the quality of the surgeon should supersede costs incurred.
I hope this response is helpful. Good luck and best wishes as you undergo your procedure.
Breast Implant Cost to Increase Cup Size
I view breast augmentation as more than a breast enhancement surgery. It is a total body contouring surgery, and the breast profile that one creates with implants should match a patient's overall figure. It should appear completely plausible that the breasts have not been surgically enhanced. I want for my patient's appearance to make others think "Wow - what a great figure", not "I wonder who her plastic surgeon is".
Over and over I hear patients remark, after reviewing some of our `before and after' photos, that they had no idea that a breast augmentation could look so natural. It can, and in my opinion it should. Having practiced plastic surgery in the 'breast augmentation capital of the world' (Los Angeles), and having performed hundreds of breast augmentations in North Carolina for patients who are seeking a breast enhancement that looks like it actually is a natural part of their bodyWhen researching the training of a plastic surgeon, check to see if they attended a top medical school and graduated among the top in tier class. Where did they receive their formal surgical training? A prestigious university medical center? How many years of training did your plastic surgeon receive. The minimum for board-certification, but some surgeons elect to undergo as many as ten years of formal surgical training.
Of course select a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and perhaps a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Viewing many photographs can also help you to determine whether or not a plastic surgeon shares your aesthetic sensibility
You should be able to speak to previous patients and discus their experience with them.
It is also critical to ask about the surgery center where your procedure will be performed. You need to know about accreditation, sterile processing procedures and who will be with you in the surgery. In my office I work with a board certified anesthesiologist, certified surgical technicians and nurses who are in the room during surgery. We also have preoperative nurses and a nurse for post anesthetisia care. Of course we also have a certified sterile processing technician.
Remember the results from this procedure are permanent. Take your time researching your plastic surgeon and ask any questions you have on your mind.
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Cost to Increase Size
That’s a wonderful question!
Having the procedure to enhance your breast size a second time, is not the same as the first. Specifically, it can mean you need potentially Less, but also potentially More work to achieve your desired look. It all boils down to your specific needs.
In order to simplify things, it’s easiest to make sure you understand what the OVERALL cost of the procedure is, and what precisely it includes in terms of cost and expertise in your geographical region. Our range depending on your specific needs would be around $3,000 - $5,500. It should absolutely be all-inclusive, and the most influential factors include,
- Is this an actual Plastic Surgeon performing the operation?
- Is the plastic surgeon Fellowship Trained specifically in aesthetic plastic surgery?
- Does the surgeon hold privileges at a local hospital, as a Plastic Surgeon?
- Where will the surgery be performed? Hospital or certified outpatient surgery center?
- What type of anesthesia will be used? General versus local anesthesia?
- Implant type and changes needed? Silicone vs Saline.
Choose your surgeon based NOT only on price, but whether you feel he would truly walk you thru the process and can achieve your NEW aesthetic goals! Also, it is not unreasonable to ask to speak to prior patients, visit the surgical facility, and see before and after photos.
You should also keep in mind that your choice of plastic surgery practice and surgeon, should also be a long-term choice. Chances are that you may want further services for yourself, family, and friends and want to establish a place where you become a member of the family. So be sure you love the staff, and the overall feel of the office. This should be a long-term investment in your future.
Breast Augmentation Pricing
To ensure quality work at most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. These surgeons must maintain the highest standards to keep accreditation. Moreover, the surgeons are motivated to ensure quality and properly trained staff (to minimize time and frustration in surgery), private and comfortable facilities (to ensure continued referrals), and less waste (to ensure that they can remain competitive financially with other centers).
Cost of breast implants.
Depending on the surgeon of your choice, implants can cost between $6,000 and $8500 dollars. Silicone are about $1200 more than silicone. Make sure you choose a board certified plastic surgeon.
Breast Augmentation Cost in Columbus Ohio
I encourage you to make sure your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and that that person is someone you would trust after meeting with them at your consultation. Cheapest may not be best and you may find yourself paying more money later to fix complications that have arisen from having surgery with someone who is not properly trained in plastic surgery.
In Columbus, Ohio, for example, our total costs for breast augmentation are currently $4500-5100 for saline implants and $5000-5900 for silicone implants.
Breast Augmentation Costs
During the recession or depression, breast augmentation cost have greatly been reduced, especially in Los Angeles, given the over saturation of qualified board certified plastic surgeons.
You need to find a board certified plastic surgeon and review the before and after photos. Then you should set up a consultation with the surgeon and see if it is a fit for you. General costs right now in southern california is anywhere from $4000 to $7000 for saline.
Breast Augmentation cost
The cost of a breast augmentation will vary widely based on
- WHO is operating on you (A Gynecologist / Family practice doctor / former ER doctor Yes - it is legal...) OR a Board certified Plastic surgeon (check at www.PlasticSurgery.org)
- WHERE will your surgery be done (that doctor's back room or in a AAAASF or Medicare certified facility which has passed a state inspection)
- What kind of ANESTHESIA is given you and by whom ( anesthesia "supervised" by a nurse without monitoring vs. general or IV sedation supervised by a doctor anesthesiologist)
- What kind of implants are used and are they under a life time warranty (Both Allergan and Mentor provide lifetime warranties to their implants. Overseas imported implants do not have such support).
The cost of your breast augmentation cannot be cheaper than the cost of implants, the supplies used to put them in and the cost of anesthesia and support staff in the operating room - to say nothing about the surgeon's costs.
There are reasons why surgery may be discounted these days because of our economy. BUT - If the cost of your breast augmentation is extremely cheap - look harder. You are about to be screwed but have not yet figured out just how yet.
Breast implant cost
The price for breast implants varies from region to region in the US. That being said, there is even variability in each given region. Some surgeons try to underprice others. This is sometimes done to pick up volume. Be careful what you wish for in terms of price sometimes you get what you pay for. I always say caveat emptor "buyer beware."
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