How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
The decision to have breast implant surgery is a very important and highly personal choice – so it’s important to take into consideration the cost and the quality of both the breast implants and the surgeon performing the procedure. In most cases, a patient will get what they pay for – so it’s essential to “do your homework” and not just choose the surgeon or the breast implants based solely on price.
In this article, Macomb County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains the many factors that affect breast implant prices.
Breast Implant Materials & Cost
There are pros and cons of both saline and silicone filled breast implants. Saline breast implants are considerably less expensive than silicone breast implants. However, saline breast implants are a less popular choice because they do not feel as natural to the touch, nor are they typically as natural looking as silicone breast implants.
There are actually five brands of silicone gel-filled breast implants that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), each with different qualities. And these attributes can influence the price, as well.
Learn More About the Different Types of Breast Implants HERE.
Breast implant Surgeon Costs
Breast augmentation is a complex surgical procedure. Choosing a qualified, board certified surgeon like Dr. Ali in Macomb County is essential to avoid complications, minimize the risk of infection, properly address pain management and prevent scarring post-surgery. In other words, there is much less risk and much greater patient satisfaction when choosing a reputable surgeon – rather than selecting the “cheapest” doctor you can find.
The look, feel, positioning and comfort of your breast implants will all be influenced by the quality of your breast implant surgeon. If the breast implant surgery is performed by a highly experienced, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who specializes in breast augmentation procedures, patients can expect exquisite result – even though the cost may be slightly higher for the surgeon’s expertise and quality of post-operative care.
By choosing a surgeon like Dr. Ali, patients can avoid surgical breast implant issues such as imbalanced or uneven breasts, unnecessary scarring, and/or rippling or dimpling implants. Dr. Ali performs hundreds of breast implant procedures each year and is meticulous in his work to ensure each patient has healthy and natural-looking breasts they love.
Comparing Breast Implant Costs
When doing research online about the cost of breast implants, keep in mind that not everything on the internet is 100% accurate or complete.
For example, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2017 statistics) quoted $3,718 as the average cost for implant surgery. Unfortunately, this statistics does NOT include the anesthesia, the cost of an operating room, and other critical services that a surgical procedure like breast augmentation require. So, it’s best to speak with a reputable breast implant surgeon like Dr. Ali to understand the total procedure cost.
Where a patient chooses to have breast implant surgery can also dictate the total price. For example, the cost of breast augmentation in Beverly Hills is much higher than the same surgery performed in southern states like Alabama. Dr. Ali’s Macomb County office in Michigan is priced competitively in the mid-range of national reporting costs, while still delivering the highest quality of breast implant surgery available.
Insurance Coverage for Breast Implants
Cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation, is typically considered elective and generally not covered by health insurance. However, with the 1998 passing of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, all health insurance plans are required by law to cover breast reconstruction surgery – including breast implants – for patients who endured a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to cancer and other diseases.
Financing for Breast Implants
While it’s true that most healthcare plans don’t cover the cost of breast implant surgery, Dr. Ali’s Macomb County office can help patients find supplemental financing options to help cover the cost.
Total Cost of Breast Implants in Macomb County
At AMAE Plastic Surgery, our prices for saline breast implants begin as low as $5000 complete (including implants, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, and surgical facility). Prices can then go from $5000 to $10,000 depending on the type of implant chosen, as well as the type of surgery, type of incision, and placement of the implants.
However, only during a consultation with a qualified board-certified breast augmentation surgeon will you be able to figure out which type of implant and augmentation procedure is best for you specifically, and how much it will cost.
Dr. Ali offers a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation and examination to help you determine which breast implants are right for you, as well as a sense of the financial investment you need to make. Our office staff can then help you budget, offer financing options if needed and – in cases of medical need – submit claims for your breast implant surgery to your insurance company.
Top Macomb County Breast Implant Surgeon
Selecting a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, like Macomb County’s renowned Dr. Ali, helps ensure that you will be 100% satisfied with your results. He offers the best, most advanced and innovative techniques and technologies in breast implant surgery.
Dr. Ali is very thorough and careful in assessing each patient’s health and expectations for breast implant surgery. He will offer you a consultation to understand your needs, answer your questions, and explain your options.
Call today and schedule an appointment to see if breast implant surgery is right for you!