What Factors Influence Breast Augmentation Cost?

Woman holding black bra strapsBreast augmentation surgery is a major investment in your physique, and there are many factors that influence the cost of the procedure. We pride ourselves on creating a custom surgical plan for each patient based on their unique body shape and goals. The cost of your procedure will be unique to you as well. Factors that influence cost include the type of implant, hospital fees, surgeon's fees, and whether or not you choose to undergo breast augmentation in combination with a body contouring procedure. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss the specific components of the surgery in detail and how they each influence breast augmentation cost. Contact our Bethesda, MD, practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roger J. Oldham and learn more.

Saline Breast Implants

Many patients prefer saline implants to silicone because they contain a sterile saltwater solution that is easily absorbed by the body in the case of a rupture. Saline implants also require a smaller incision than their silicone counterparts and are filled during surgery in order to achieve the desired size. 

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants offer unique benefits, including a natural feel and look that closely mimics breast tissue. Silicone is also more viscous than saline, and the rippling effect that some women experience with saline implants is very uncommon.

Other Considerations

One of the factors that influence the cost of the procedure is the surgical venue. Dr. Oldham will perform your breast augmentation at a surgery center or hospital. The facility you choose to undergo surgery will have its own fees and anesthesia costs. The length of surgery is different for each patient, which contributes to variability in the cost of the procedure.

Another important consideration is whether you undergo breast augmentation with implants as a stand-alone procedure or if it is combined with another surgery, such as a breast lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction. Combining procedures can achieve dramatic results, but will increase the overall cost. It is also important to consider that while breast implants provide long-lasting results, they will not last for a lifetime. Patients should be aware of the future cost of replacement so that they can budget accordingly.

Recipients of both saline and silicone implants do receive a limited warranty that includes a life-time replacement of any size of implant in the same style at no charge for a confirmed deflation/rupture. Additional benefits are also available for financial assistance for the facility and anesthesia fees that occur when replacing deflated/ruptured implants.

Financing Options

We understand that cosmetic surgery is an investment in your confidence and quality of life. We accept financing through CareCredit℠ and MedicalFinancing.com™, both of which offer payment plans to fit your budget. 

How Can I Learn More About the Cost of the Procedure?

If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation surgery and the costs associated with it, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. During your visit with Dr. Oldham, you will have the chance to discuss your surgical options and better understand how they will influence the cost of your breast augmentation.

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