How Much Do Full C Cup Breast Implants Cost?

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Breast Augmentation Costs

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In general, this prices of Breast Augmentation can vary widely from city to city. For example, a breast augmentation can cost 3-4 times in LA and New York what it costs in Montana.
In looking at the a price quote for breast augmentation, you should consider many variables.
1. The Surgeon's Fee. This can vary widely depending on the experience and results and thus demand for that surgeon. This also sometimes depends on technique. For example, a sub-muscular placement of an implant is much faster and thus takes less work for the surgeon than a sub-fascial placement of the implant that takes twice as long.
2. The Implant. The breast implant price depends on using a saline, memory gel, or highly cohesive (gummybear) implants. Usually saline implants cost about $1,000 for a pair, memory gel $2,000, and highly cohesive $3,000. If fat is used instead of an implant, then usually a fat harvest charge is used instead of implant fee as liposuction supplies are used and the fat purified in a variety of methods.  The size of the implant does not matter, only the type of implant.
3. Anesthesia. This can vary as well. If a board certified anesthesiologist is used then the price is higher. If a CRNA (nurse anesthetist) then the price is lower. It is even lower when a doctor just uses a non-certified anesthetist nurse, or just a medical assistant to push the anesthetic drugs (yes, this actually does happen).
4. Facility Fee. This can vary if the surgeon is using a certified surgery center or hospital vs. his non-certified office.
These four components make the total price, so it is best to break these down so the patient knows exactly what she is getting.
Realself has an average cost for each city.
Best wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD


Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Varies depending on surgeon and city

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Pricing really depends on the surgeon and city in which your surgeon is located. In Toronto, this can range from $7000 to $9500. Note that the cost of your implant is determined by type (saline or silicone, with silicone being more expensive) and brand (Mentor or Allergan) but size does not really affect the cost. Other factors that affect price include the anesthesia, surgical centre fees and your surgeon's fees.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Breast Augmentation Pricing

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The cost of breast augmentation will vary across the country and even in the same city.  We typically charge $3000 + MD Anesthesia related expenses for saline implants. Gel implants run about $1500 more.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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Implant costs

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The cost of breast augmentation will vary from region to region. In NYC, saline implant surgery can run between $7500-$10,000.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Do Full C Cup Breast Implants Cost?

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Depending on numerous factors, the cost of C-cup breast enlargement can vary from 4,000-12,000 USD. Don't always look for the lowest price.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation Cost in Columbus Ohio

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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.  These prices are the same, regardless of size.

Jason Brett Lichten, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Implant cost isn't based on size

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Breast implants in the United States come from two manufacturers: Mentor( owned by Johnson & Johnson)and Inamed Natrelle(owned by Allergan). Both charge approximately the same fee for their saline and also for their silicone implants. Patients pay approximately $1000 for a pair of saline implants and $2000 for a pair of silicone implants. Custom-made implants would be more expensive as would double-lumen implants (implants that have silicone and saline chambers within the same implant)

Joseph M. Perlman, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a full C cup augmentation mammoplasty

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An exact cost can never be given, but here is what determines the cost.

1. the size and type (saline or silicone) of proshtheses

2.Purchase of insurance for implants.

3.surgeon's fee including follow up.Fees vary as to experience and location

4.Anesthesia

5. Facility fee(O.R., Rec.rm. etc.

By contacting a board certified Plastic surgeon in your area you can get a handle on the exact cost .Please see my previous responses to similar questions.

Barry H. Dolich, MD
Bronx Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Cost of breast implants

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Breast implants are not charged by their size.  Saline is less expensive than gel but the size doesn't matter in terms of price.  Check in your area for the prices each doctor is currently charging and go to the best, not the cheapest!

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implants aren't usually priced by cup size

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Call around to doctors that have worked on your friends and family. See who comes recommended, and then go in for a consultation. At that point you can consider the costs. There is usually a big variation in fees, so expect a wide range.

Another good rule of thumb is to understand that these procedures cost more in certain parts of the country than in others. For instance, in California and New York, you might pay anywhere from $8000 to $12000 for breast implants, but in less populated areas where the cost of living is lower, such as where I live in Utah, you would normally see fees for a breast augmentation around $4000 to $6000.

Good luck!

Brian K. Brzowski, MD
Ogden Plastic Surgeon
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