Breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure is designed to increase the size of breasts through surgical placement of saline or silicone implants. The first goal of a surgeon will be to educate the patient about all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. Patients should feel free to clarify all their concerns and doubts about the costs before committing to the procedure.
Breast augmentation costs and benefits should be weighed carefully, but the primary concern should be to choose the right surgeon for such a major surgical procedure. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are board certified plastic surgeons providing breast augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.
The dollar figure of breast augmentation plastic surgery will differ from one practice to another, and may sometimes even differ from one patient to another at the same practice. The following factors will influence the actual cost:
The average monetary amount of living is typically higher in prime urban regions and major cities along the coasts. This will have an effect on the costs of most types of products and services, including surgical procedures. Therefore, the cost of breast augmentation will usually vary depending on the city where the practice is located.
The choice of implants will have an impact on the overall cost of procedure. Traditional saline implants will generally cost lower than silicone gel implants. Some of the recently introduced highly cohesive silicone implants can cost significantly higher. The patients should take this dollar amount into account while choosing the most suitable implants.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon will usually vary according to their skills, experience and recognition in the field of breast enlargement surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that a patient should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be secondary to such a choice.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Costs
Breast augmentation is usually performed using general anesthesia. It will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse, which will differ according to their skills and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The dollar cost and benefits in each case should be evaluated while making a decision.
Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
Insurance and Financing
If breast augmentation is performed as a part of breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy, the costs may be fully or partially covered by health insurance. When the procedure is performed solely for aesthetic reasons, most insurers will not offer coverage.
In such cases, patients can explore various financing options such as low interest loans from professional medical care financing firms, traditional bank loans, credit card payments, and family borrowings.
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.