Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Breast Implant Costs You May Not Have Considered

Women interested in breast implants often want to know how much they cost. When they research it online, they may be surprised to find that they only cost about $3,500. Unfortunately, most procedures don't end up totaling that amount, and many times, women are floored when they see it cost them double the amount they thought it was going to be. The reason the costs are more is because it's not only breast implants you have to pay for, but you have to pay for everything that goes into getting them put into your chest.

Medical Follow-Up

Breast augmentation is surgery, so you will need to have a medical exam and tests. You may have to pay for them if your insurance company refuses.
Surgical Fees

Surgeons charge you for their time. You will need to pay your plastic surgeon, and this is on top of what the actual implants cost.

You will also need to pay for the surgical facility. If it's done in a hospital setting, you'll have to pay for the room. The costs may be lower if it's done at a medical center, so keep that in mind as you do your research.


You don't want to have breast augmentation without anesthesia. You will have to pay for the drugs you receive and the anesthesiologist's time. This can be expensive, but like all things, you can shop around.

Pain Medications

Most insurance companies will not pay for pain medication when they are for plastic surgery. You will need to factor in the cost of those pain medications because you will likely have to pay for them out of pocket.

Garments for Recovery

You will likely have to wrap yourself following the procedure. You will need to pay for these garments.

Paying for It All

Breast implant cost includes the surgeon's fees, surgical facility fees, anesthesia, pain medications, and garments. Some plastic surgeons will group all the fees into one. You pay him one fee and he ends up paying everyone and everything else you need for the procedure. If you like this better, be sure to ask about this when you have your consultation. This way you will know exactly what you need to pay, so you can financially prepare yourself for it.

By Marcelina L Hardy 

1 comment:

  1. If anyone who has had implants already could give me some advice because I am going in for breast augmentation in a few months.