Breast Augmentation Costs and Financing
By on December 01, 2012
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures worldwide. It allows women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts to achieve the bustline and figure of their dreams. Many patients who visit our San Antonio plastic surgery center often have questions about paying for breast augmentation. The surgery, while effective, is not cheap. We'd like to look over the basics of the cost of surgery, insurance coverage and breast augmentation, and what financing options are available. This should give people a better understanding of the treatment process as a whole.
Average Cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery
The average cost of breast augmentation surgery in the United States is usually between $4,000 and $8,000, and sometimes more. Obviously this varies based on a number of factors.
What Factors Determine the Cost of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Some of the most common factors that affect the cost of breast augmentation surgery include geographic location, the surgeon you go to for the surgery, and the complexity of the surgery. For instance, sometimes patients will elect to undergo a combined breast enlargement and breast lift surgery, which might make the surgery cost more due to the work involved. If there is a comprehensive mommy makeover performed instead of just a breast augmentation alone, that will also affect the total cost of surgery.
No two people are alike, so pinning down an exact figure is impossible to do online. When you meet with a plastic surgeon in San Antonio, you will be able to get a personalized cost breakdown of your surgery and an exact estimate.
Insurance Coverage and Breast Augmentation Surgery
Since San Antonio breast augmentation is considered an elective surgery, it is not covered by insurance. The only breast surgery that receives any sort of coverage from insurance companies is breast reconstruction surgery.
Payment Plans for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Since insurance doesn't provide coverage, many patients at our San Antonio plastic surgery practice use financing plans to pay for surgery. These plans are run by trusted third parties. The total cost of surgery is paid for upfront by the third party, and the patient is responsible for making monthly payments back to the third party for the total cost of treatment. We will have more detail on the specifics of such plans at our practice.
Are these payment options right for me?
As with all things, it depends. Some patients find that financing plans are perfect for their needs. Such plans allow them to undergo surgery and realize their aesthetic goals. Other patients would prefer paying by other means. We are amenable and accept all traditional payment methods. We are also more than happy to discuss these matters in greater detail with you so that you make the decision that's best for your needs.
Learn More About Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and other treatments that can enhance your body contour, make sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. The entire team here looks forward to discussing these matters with you in greater detail and helping you make a decision that is right for you.
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