Do Large Breast Implants Cost More?

how much is breast implants in california, and do you have to pay more for the size?

Doctor Answers 12

For breast implant costs size doesn't matter

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It’s rare for surgeons to charge more for a breast augmentation with larger-sized implants. Manufacturers don’t charge by the cubic centimeter either: They charge one set price for all off-the-shelf saline breast implants, whether they are 200 ccs or 600 ccs, and another set price (about $1,000 higher) for silicone gel implants.

Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Why Breast Implant cost varies

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Implants costs varies widely depending on shape (round is the cheapest), and if saline (least expensive) vs silicone. Different doctors may be able to get implants for less if they purchase a lot at the same time or over a year.

​Breast Implant Size and Cost

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That’s a wonderful question! NO difference based on implant size.

You’re absolutely right; the variability in pricing for implants themselves is a point of confusion for many patients. It all boils down to how much the surgeon acquires the implants for, and what value they attribute to the implant for you, as the consumer.

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 is $5,000 - $7,500. 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?

Choose your surgeon based NOT only on price, but whether you feel he would truly walk you thru the process and can achieve your long-term 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.

Best wishes.

Do Large Breast Implants Cost More?

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Do Large Breast Implants Cost More? Generally speaking, the larger implants do not cost more than smaller implants/

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant Costs are Independent of Size

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Hi there-

The costs of implants does not at all relate to the volume of the implants used.

Plastic Surgeons really are just like any other professional.... Our fees will depend on our education, training, skills, reputation, experience, and outcomes.

If you want good work, whether looking for an architect, attorney, or plastic surgeon, you should expect to pay a bit more.

Breast implants and cost

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Breast implant charges vary depending upon if you get saline vs. silicone gel implants. The gel implants are more expensive, about double the cost of saline.  As for the cost of surgery in California I imagine that varies from community to community. 

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implant size does not determine cost unless you need custom implants

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All the "off the shelf" breast implant sizes (less than 800ml) are the same price.  However, if you are going very big and need a custom breast implant, the cost will be higher.  Silicone breast implants are more expensive than saline breast implants.  I practice in NJ so I can not tell you how much the procedures cost in CA.  Good luck!

Dr. Parham Ganchi - NJ Plastic Surgeon -

Parham Ganchi, PhD, MD
Wayne Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 172 reviews

Breast implant prices based on size

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I'm sorry I can't give you a range of prices for California, but larger implants do not cost more.  The manufacturer charges us the same amount whether it is a 200 cc implant or a 500 cc implant.  Good luck, /nsn.

Cost of Breast Implants

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Within the normal range 200 to 600 cc the implants all cost the same.  When you have sizes beyond this range or customized implants, then the prices are more.  Good luck.

Breast Implants are NOT usually charged by the Size

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Breast Implant manufacturers charge the same amount for a 300cc, 400cc, 500cc, or 600cc implant and surgeons usually just pass the cost to the patient. The vast majority of Plastic surgeons do not charge more for larger implants but will charge more for Breast Augmentation operations with increased complexity (such as different size implants and use of sizers, adding Lifting procedures etc).

Costs for breast augmentation will vary across the board and would depend on how well the surgeon is and how much in demand he/she is. While you could get a "breast augmentation" done by a doctor of questionable training in a non AAAASF / Medicare-certified office procedure room under local anesthesia and questionable sterility for bargain basement prices - you will get what you paid for and fixing these results will cost a LOT more than if you chose better the first time; A member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS  

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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