I would like to get a breast augmentation and it just gets confusing going from website to website and often the surgeons do not list costs. Can anyone provide me general costs for surgery in Toronto or just outside of it? Thanks!
What is the Prices for Breast Implants in Toronto?
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Breast implant Prices in Toronto
Breast Augmentation prices vary depending on whether the procedure is performed in a hospital or private clinic. In general most surgeons are quite competitive in pricing and paying a lot more doesn't mean you are getting a better result. Surgeons who are extremely cheap may be cutting costs, safety, or may not be board certified plastic surgeons.
Make sure there are no hidden costs, such as for capsular contractures - these should be covered under OHIP if the surgeon has hospital privileges.
Photos on websites are mainly marketing and will not give an accurate reflection of the surgeon's work. Ask to see in office patient photos and ask to speak to patients that have had the procedure performed by the surgeon.
Ask about aftercare - does the surgeon or nurse see you? How many visits? Is there a yearly or biannual followup program?
Finally ask about complications - if these are brushed over, then consult another surgeon.
Surgery is all about planning, science, and technique - artistry should be left to Picasso.
Breast implants are cheap
Breast implants are cheap. It's the quality of work that you want to spend your money on. When looking for a breast augmentation, the price is what most people try to compare because that's all they understand. However, when deciding on where to get your breast augmentation, you have to realize that each surgeon does it a little differently and thus no two breast augmentations will give the exact same result. This is part science, part art. So you are looking for the artist. This is not like buying mass manufactured Christian Dior sun glasses. Whether you buy it in an expensive store or Walmart, it's the exact same product. A breast augmentation done by different surgeons will give you different looking breasts (they may choose different implants for you, place them into a different position, through a different scar), you recovery can be very different ( you may be feeling great right after or be in pain for several days), your breast may feel very different ( because of the implant type, size) or they may become numb (if the dissection was too extensive. Your risk of immediate complications ( infection, bleeding and others) differs, as does your risk of long term complication (capsular contracture, development of asymmetry, implant drooping) once again because of the various techniques used, quality of instruments and procedure protocols the surgeon uses. Finally, each surgeon has a different policy on post operative care, follow up visits, wound care, and how they deal with potential complications.
For the quality of the work, you want to see a great gallery of before and after pictures.
For the quality of the surgeon, you want to know the surgeon and his/her staff have a great reputation and a list of happy patients, not just their own website that says they are the best in the world
most importantly, you want to meet the surgeon and the staff to know you get along, they will care for you and you can trust them with your well being. Because even if you go to the world's greatest surgeon and they don't get what you are asking for, then they won't be able to give it to you and you won't be happy.
In Toronto, the cost of a breast augmentation ranges from $6500 to $10000. The fee goes up if more work needs to be done to address droopy breasts and asymmetry.
Costs of Breasts Implants
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. If a dermal matrix is needed then there is an additional charge (usually about $1,000). In revisions, often the same implant can be used which saves on the implant costs. If a breast lift alone is performed, then obviously there is no implant cost.
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.
Pablo Prichard, MD
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Breast Augmentation in Toronto
It generally costs anywhere from $6500 to $10000. Pricing depends on much more than the implants alone. Surgical technique, correction of asymmetry, anaesthesiologist fees, nursing, post-op care, etc. all impact the final cost. I would encourage you to not go with the cheapest surgeon. Find someone that has results that appeal to you. You should also feel safe with your surgeon and trust them. If you don't like your surgeon, find another one.
Generally from $6000 to $9900
Great question. Breast augmentation is generally from $6000 to $9900 in the Greater Toronto Area. At our clinic the average cost is $6500 for saline filled implants or $7500 for silicone cohesive gel implants.
The price of your procedure can be broken down into the following factors:
surgical fee (which includes the cost for the surgeon and the facility)
implants (saline filled implants tend to be less expensive than silicone cohesive gel implants)
medical consultations and check-ups (before and after surgery)
The only other cost, not covered by the fee, is your prescription medication. A post-op bra is included in the fee at our clinic.
Price is always one of the first questions patients ask about, but it's typically something that you don't want to base your decision on since it is surgery and your body after all. What you should consider more is if you're confident in your surgeon's surgical ability and can trust them to achieve what you want. The rapport with the other staff is also important, since you may require their assistance during your surgical experience. Check out your surgeon's credentials as well as their professional reputation, and make this more of a priority than price. By doing this, you can greatly improve the chances that you'll have a more pleasing outcome from your breast augmentation.
Hope you find the right surgeon for your breast augmentation!
Breast Augmentation Costs in Toronto
Websites often don't list fees because a practice's fees may change over time, but a website page can last forever on the internet, and it is awkward to explain to a prospective patient that the 'advertised' price is no longer accurate. We currently charge $8000 for cohesive silicone gel implant breast augmentation, but can't speak for other practices.
Be sure to ask your prospective surgeon what costs (if any) would be associated with a touch-up procedure or if an implant required replacement.
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