Am I Paying Too Much for My Breast Augmentation?
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As much as people may not want to admit it, the cost is a significant factor when choosing anything, including a plastic surgery procedure like breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is not necessarily cheap (however, it is more affordable than many women think), and some may have a hard time justifying the expenses of the surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation is $3,947. This average cost doesn’t include anesthesia, operating facility costs, or other related costs, so the final cost will vary, running even up to $10,000.
Many patients are frustrated when they discover that there is no specific dollar amount for the total cost of the procedure. Usually, this is attributed to the many unknown factors associated with the entire breast augmentation process.
Factors that Impact The Cost of Your Augmentation Procedure
Many factors influence the total cost estimate of an augmentation procedure.
Among them include:
- Surgeon’s level of expertise
- Geographical location
- Facility fee
- Anesthetist’s fee
- Type of implants
- Post-op prescriptions
- Post-op compression garments/surgical bra
- Pre-surgical tests
- Follow-up appointments
- Combined surgical procedures (such as breast lift surgery)
Due to these variables, there is no way to accurately provide a cost estimate for your breast augmentation until your consultation.
Breast Augmentation Should Be More About Your Selection of Surgeon and Less About the Cost Variances
Of all these factors, the most important is choosing a high-quality, knowledgeable, and highly experienced surgeon to perform the procedure. It should never be about finding a great deal and simply choosing the lower-priced augmentation. You may pay less but end up compromising on safety and unsatisfactory results — especially if working with an inexperienced surgeon.
While it’s natural to want to go for the best deal, you need to consider the bigger picture.
For beautiful and natural-looking results, the most basic thing is to choose a surgeon like Dr. Todd Koch, who is board-certified with extensive experience performing breast augmentations.
In the end, training, expertise, and experience are much more important to prioritize than price. There are no two ways about that. And when you meet the surgeon, don’t hesitate to ask for before and after photos of previous patients.
Conversely, just because a surgeon is expensive doesn’t mean that they will provide better results. It’s all about the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
With a flexible payment plan that fits your needs, your breast augmentation journey should be a positive experience and shouldn’t cause too much worry regarding the financial aspect.
One of the best ways to determine how much your breast augmentation procedure will cost is to schedule a consultation with us at 716-631-1220 or fill our online contact form. We will provide all the information you need to ensure you have an excellent cosmetic experience.
Dr. Koch is a knowledgeable and highly qualified plastic surgeon with a reputation for helping women reach their ultimate aesthetic results with breast enhancement procedures.