Breast Augmentation Cost Factors
Some women feel apprehensive about undergoing breast augmentation surgery because they are unsure about cost. Because no two breast augmentation surgeries are the same, the cost differs from case to case. Experienced plastic surgeon Craig Foster is devoted to helping his patients understand every cost aspect of breast augmentation before committing to the procedure. He will take all the time needed to answer your questions and help you understand how to budget for breast augmentation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Foster and learn more about breast augmentation cost, contact our Manhattan, NY, office today.
Breast Augmentation: Surgical Options
The decision to have breast enhancement surgery is a very personal one, and should be made only after educating yourself on the procedure details. The first step of the process is scheduling your initial consultation. Although the cost of breast augmentation can be significant, it is very important not to compromise your goals in the interest of saving money. Unsatisfactory results can take an emotional toll, and revision surgery is always more costly than an initial surgery because it is much more difficult to perform. Dr. Foster will provide you with detailed information on all breast augmentation options so that you make the best decision for your goals.
Determining Breast Augmentation Cost
The main factors influencing the cost of breast augmentation are implant type, the surgical venue, recovery time, and your choice of surgeon:
- Type of Implant: Patients have the choice of saline or silicone implants. Silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants. However, many women feel that silicone implants provide a more realistic texture. They are also less likely to result in an outward appearance of rippling. In addition, it is usually recommended that patients with silicone implants schedule routine MRI exams after their surgery, as an MRI is the only way to detect implant ruptures. Insurance may not cover the cost of these exams. During your consultation, Dr. Foster will take note of your body type and your goals to recommend the type of breast implant most likely to provide the results you desire.
- Surgical Venue: Breast augmentation can be performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgical center (ASC), or a surgeon's private surgical suite. Hospitals are the most costly venue, while a private surgical suite is almost always the most affordable. Dr. Foster offers an accredited on-site surgical facility to eliminate separate hospital costs. This private facility is held to the highest standards of safety to ensure outstanding results.
- Healing Time: Recovery can require time away from work, pain medication, healing garments, and child care, which can incur further costs. It is important to consider these costs and budget time accordingly before undergoing breast augmentation.
- Choice of Surgeon: In general, a more experienced surgeon will charge a higher fee than a less experienced surgeon. However, your chances of achieving long-term satisfaction under the care of an experienced surgeon with an excellent track record are also much greater. Dr. Foster has earned an outstanding reputation over the course of his career by providing patients with beautiful, natural-looking results through breast augmentation.
We are happy to help you find a way to place the cost of breast augmentation within your budget. You can speak with one of our patient coordinators about available options for financing your procedure.
Contact Our Office
Understanding cost is an important part of being comfortable with the decision to undergo breast augmentation. Dr. Foster understands the need to educate patients about cost factors, and will take all the time needed to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.