What is the average TOTAL cost of breast augmentation?

On a scale of 1 to 10 what is the pain level and how long is recovery? How limited is activity the first few days?

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Cost of Breast Augmentation

Thank you for your question. Costs vary according to the severity of the condition, the combination of procedures undertaken, the amount of surgical time involved and the facility at which the procedure is carried out. We cannot offer an accurate cost estimate without seeing you. However we do offer complimentary no-obligation nursing consultations as a first step towards helping you understand your options and the approximate costs involved. Best of luck!Dhaval M. Patel Double board certified Plastic surgeon Hoffman Estates Barrington Oakbrook Chicago 


Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Surgical Costs and Discomfort

Hello,
Prices for surgery vary between locations and practices. When you receive a quote for surgery, make sure that all of these costs are included in your quote and that there are no other fees associated with your surgery. This will enable you to know exactly how much you need to pay.Everyone experiences pain differently but many BA patients describe their discomfort as "sore" and "tight" feeling which can be managed with anti-inflammatory pain medication and will last for roughly 1-2 weeks. Pain medication and recovery time should be discussed in detail with your Plastic Surgeon during consultation.
All the best

Average cost of BA

Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include: 1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA. 2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?            3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery           4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?

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What is the average TOTAL cost of breast augmentation?

     The average total cost of a breast augmentation in the northwest Ohio area is between $5,000 - $9,000 depending upon the type of implant, the cost of the surgical facility, and the anesthetic charges.  There are some doctors who claim to do intra-office breast augmentations under local anesthesia or similar procedures and offer bargain prices, but they are usually not plastic surgeons or even surgeons.  Remember that your safety is most important and you want the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck.

John Zavell, MD, FACS
Toledo Plastic Surgeon
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What is the average TOTAL cost of breast augmentation

Thank you for your question.  Price varies by city and state.   In Dallas, the range is $5,000-9,000.  YMake sure you consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes.

What is the average TOTAL cost of breast augmentation?

Thank you for the question. When it comes to cost of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure ( quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, type of breast implants… are some of the potential variables involved. You will find average costs of surgery listed on this website, and on individual plastic surgeon's websites as well

In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. 

***Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.

Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I would also suggest that you do not base your selection of plastic surgeon primarily on costs of surgery; keep in mind that revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways. Best wishes.

Breast Augmentation - Cost?

Thank you for your question. It is worth having multiple consultations to evaluate cost variation among surgeons in your area.  Choose a board certified plastic surgeon based upon experience and the results he or she can deliver, not just on cost alone. Many practices offer financing plans to lessen the upfront cost. Hope this helps and good luck with your procedure.

Cost is dependent upon demand for the surgeon

Cost is dependent upon the demand for the surgeon as well as the type of implant used.  Sometimes the degree of difficulty given the patient's anatomy or the incision that is used for placement can be factors as well.

Breast augmentation

The fee will vary from surgeon to surgeon.  There is definitely some post-op pain that will likely persist for 5-7 days.   Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Compare costs very carefully

On a scale of 1-10 the pain is about a 5.Often it is not the best approach to find the cheapest plastic surgeon. Does the surgeon specialize in this procedure? What are their credentials? How long have they been in practice? What percentage of their practice is cosmetic surgery? How many of these surgeries have they performed? Do they use the latest techniques? What do their results look like? Do they have photos to show of their work? Do they provide follow-up themselves, or will you only see the nurses (or even just an assistant)? Are they available by phone for an emergency or does one of their staff answer after-hour calls? What is the impression you get from their office and staff? Are they professional and informative? Do they know what they are talking about? You need to ask yourself all of these questions. When comparing quotes from different doctors, check to make sure that the costs you are quoted are for the same thing! Check to see what type of anesthesia and facility you are going to be treated in. If the total price is lower but you are not going to receive proper anesthesia from a board certified anesthesiologist, then are you getting a better deal (or inferior treatment)? If the facility is not a certified outpatient surgery center but is an in-office procedure room, is the difference in safety worth the cost reduction? If the doctor is not a board certified plastic surgeon, is that worth the discount in the fees? I would say the answer to all three of these questions is no! Assuming you are talking about a board certified plastic surgeon with plenty of experience in breast augmentation, you need to find someone who you trust. This is your body, make sure you are making decisions based on the quality of care, the experience and training of the doctor, and proven results! Cost alone should not be the deciding factor. The prices can vary from state to state, and from city to city. Our costs, including the board certified plastic surgeon's fees, board certified anesthesiologist's fees, operating room, saline implants, labs, scar gel, vitamins, and follow-up at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and every year after that forever, are around $5995. If you need more follow-up appointments, those are free as well.

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