Breast augmentation surgery price is dependent on breast surgery preferences and requirements. Following your initial consultation you will be provided a breast augmentation surgery price based on the factors above:
- If you choose a silicone versus saline implant
- Whether you need a simultaneous lift procedure
- If you are undergoing breast augmentation revision
Breast implant prices vary not depending on the size of the implant but by the implant type, i.e. silicone versus saline. Silicone implants can cost up to three times as much as their counterpart, saline implants.
This is, in general, the rule except for a recently introduced saline implant, called the Ideal implant, which has been made to feel like a silicone implant by feel, although it is a saline implant. The ideal implant costs approximately the same as traditional silicone implants.
Whether you need a breast lift or not is not trivial. This is because breast augmentation surgery price is most affected by the length of surgery. A simple breast augmentation using breast implants only takes an average of one hour or less.
In contrast, a breast lift takes three times as long such that a breast augmentation surgery price that involves a breast lift is significantly higher in price.
Finally, if you are experiencing breast implant malposition or breast mound firmness, termed capsular contracture, a more complex breast augmentation is typically required.
Unlike a primary breast augmentation where a virgin pocket is created under the pectoralis muscle, a breast augmentation revision will require a more complex modification of the implant pocket.
Pocket manipulation can require one or more maneuvers termed capsulotomy, capsulectomy, and sometimes capsulorrhaphy. A capsulotomy involves releasing the scar tissue, named capsule, that forms around the breast implant.
This procedure can be performed if a specific area of the breast implant pocket is tight and requires opening up. A capsulectomy involves not only releasing the capsule but also cutting out a part or all of the capsule.
This can be indicated if the capsule feels thickened and not accommodating to opening up a pocket despite the capsule being released.
Finally, a capsulorrhaphy, can require sewing down an area of the capsule that is loose and creating a larger than desirable pocket.
In summary, breast augmentation surgery price is determined by a multitude of factors including the surgical time that directly dictates the cost of facility and anesthesia.
Traditionally, operative time will also most affect the surgeon’s cost which is also dictated by the complexity of your surgery. Obviously, a primary breast augmentation of a client that has symmetric and non-sagging breasts will be the most affordable.
A breast augmentation requiring a simultaneous lift and or revision of the breast pocket will be accordingly priced. In order to receive an accurate breast augmentation surgery price, a consultation is necessary.
Please review 31-year-old female 3 month following breast implant augmentation.