What are the costs of breast augmentation here in the Dallas, Plano, and Frisco area?
For starters, let’s cover what breast augmentation is. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, fullness and volume of breasts. The procedure,clinically known as augmentation mammaplasty, involves surgical placement of saline or silicone gel based breast implants in the breast tissue.
Breast augmentation may be recommended in the following situations:
- The patient is dissatisfied with the naturally small size of her breasts and is keen to improve the size and volume.
- The patient is keen to enhance the size for cosmetic reasons, even when the breasts are of average size.
- The patient suffers from asymmetrical breasts, which can be made proportionate with breast implants.
- The patient has experienced loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or major weight loss.
- The patient has suffered breast tissue damage due to an injury or has undergone a mastectomy, and needs breast reconstruction.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery cost may differ from one practice to another in different locations or even within the same location. A number of factors may influence the overall cost of the procedure.
Geographical Location of the Practice
The cost of breast augmentation at a practice located in Plano, Frisco, Dallas or nearby areas may differ from the cost of the same procedure in Los Angeles or San Francisco. This can happen because the cost of living index may vary between two cities or two states, and the costs of all kinds of goods and services, including surgical procedures may be impacted by this index.
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon is an important component of the overall cost of breast augmentation. The skills, experience, and reputation of a surgeon for a particular procedure may determine the fee charged by him or her. Some surgeons are in high demand for a procedure and may charge a higher fee because they are hard-pressed for time.
Operating Facility and Anesthesia Costs
If the breast augmentation procedure is performed at a state of the art surgical facility equipped with the latest technologies and resources, back-up of an experienced support staff, and providing high quality comforts and services, the costs of the facility may be higher than an average facility. In a procedure such as breast augmentation, the costs of general anesthesia should also be considered because the procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Length and Complexity of Surgery
The extent of the surgery involved may vary from case to case, and this may have an impact on the overall costs of the procedure. In some cases, breast augmentation procedure may be combined with a breast lift. The cost will go up proportionately in such situations.
Cost of Implants
While making an estimate of costs of breast augmentation, it is important to assess the cost of breast implants. Saline implants may cost a little cheaper compared to silicone gel implants. The latest highly cohesive silicone implant qualities may be more expensive. The choice of implant type, size, and shape may have an impact on the overall cost of procedure.
Other Related Expenses
The patient should also take into account other related costs such as the cost of any pre- or post-op medical tests, mammogram, prescription medications, and surgical garments. With an accurate estimate of total costs, the patient is in a better position to make an informed decision about the cosmetic surgery procedure and make arrangements for the payment accordingly.
Average Cost of Breast Augmentation
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the national average cost of breast augmentation surgery in 2012 was $3,543. However, this is a just a basic cost figure, which does not include costs of operating room and anesthesia. The ASPS says that the actual cost of the procedure may vary from one practice to another due to several factors.
The choice of breast implants and other aspects will also impact the cost significantly. If the procedure is performed purely for cosmetic reasons, it may not be covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. In such case, the patients have an option of getting the procedure financed through professional medical care finance firms. The cosmetic surgeon’s office may be able to guide or assist for the financing aspect.
Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing latest and proven reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face. With extensive training in aesthetic and plastic surgery behind him, Dr. Hubbard is in a position to provide effective surgical treatments for cosmetic enhancement to patients in Plano, Frisco, Dallas and nearby communities.
Dr. Hubbard is an experienced cosmetic surgeon for this procedure. Patients in and around Plano, Frisco, and Dallas have an opportunity to receive this treatment at his state of the art practice called the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
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