Breast Implants Cost San Antonio
Breast augmentation is a tremendously popular plastic surgery treatment that augments and reshapes the look of a woman's breasts using implants. Women who choose to undergo breast augmentation are generally dissatisfied with the size and shape of their breasts. Dr. Constance Barone is renowned for the beautiful results she provides for her patients, and her personalized approach to patient care.
Most patients have questions regarding their breast implants cost. Dr. Barone and her San Antonio team help patients ever aspect of this procedure. Our breast augmentation with implant base cost begins at $4,000, and increases according to the type of breast implants chosen, as well as the type of incision, and type of anesthesia used. To help place breast augmentation within your budget, we offer financing options including CareCredit™ and in-house financing for qualified candidates. Contact us today to learn more.
What Affects Breast Implants Cost?
Dr. Barone offers saline and silicone breast implants. Both types of implant have unique benefits, and create a different look and feel to the breast.
Saline breast implants are composed of a collapsible, silicone pouch that is filled with saline (salt water) to add volume. Saline implants can be more precisely adjusted per Dr. Barone's evaluation during surgery. After the pouch is inserted in the breast, it is filled through a small tube. Saline implants generally cost less than silicone implants.
Silicone breast implants are composed of a silicone pouch, like saline implants, but are filled with silicone gel. These pre-filled implants come in a variety of sizes. They are generally more expensive than saline implants, and may require a longer recovery time.
The type of implant a woman chooses is a personal decision, as is the way in which her implants will be placed. Dr. Barone is an expert in transumbilical breast augmentation, a technique in which breast implants are inserted through the navel, beneath the skin and up into the breast. Only saline implants can be inserted this way because they are collapsible.
Other types of breast implant insertion include inframammary (through an incision at the bottom of the breast), periareolar (through an incision in the areola), and transaxillary (through an incision in the armpit). Patients will discuss their goals and the different costs of these options with Dr. Barone before surgery.
In addition to different types of incisions, the positioning of the implant within the chest can affect cost. Implants can be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle. Both options create a slightly different final result. Some believe submuscular placement achieves a more natural-looking result, while others prefer the more voluptuous-looking results of an implant placed above the muscle.
The Benefit of Awake Breast Augmentation
During awake breast augmentation surgery, our patients are fully conscious and receive only local anesthesia. Patients feel no pain during the procedure, but are able to avoid several side effects and risks associated with full sedation. Awake breast augmentation is much more cost effective than oral or ID sedation. Additionally, patients do not experience the groggy, nauseous after-effects of IV sedation.