Cost of Breast Implants in Portland, OR

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Are you considering a breast augmentation in the Portland, OR area, but have questions about what to expect, and how much this could cost? At Combs Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we have successfully performed hundreds of breast implants. It is a very popular procedure and here are some of the things you should know.

Breast implants, technically referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure capable of boosting your confidence and enhance your breast profile. Breast implants can enhance the symmetry and fullness of the breasts and can restore the volume of breast that you may have lost due to things like age, weight-loss, and even pregnancy.

First and foremost, no two cosmetic surgeons are the same so it is important that you carefully evaluate the doctors you are considering for the surgery. Price should not be your driving factor, but rather your doctor’s qualifications. It is important that your doctor is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Gregory Combs at Combs Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and enjoys membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The Average Cost of a Breast Augmentation

The average cost of breast implants can vary based on where you live, the cosmetic surgeon you select, and the type of implant you choose. In 2014, the national average cost of breast augmentation surgery was $3,708, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This price does not include anesthesia and other surgery related expenses (such as hospital stays), so it is more likely for the whole surgery to cost between $5,000 to $10,000.

In general, the price of a first-time breast augmentation procedure at Combs Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is between $7,000-9,000 dollars. Several factors can vary including: breast implant type, complexity of the procedure needed, and if a breast lift is also needed. For instance, silicone breast implants are more expensive than saline implants.

Does Health Insurance Cover Breast Implants?

Since breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, you may find that your health insurance doesn’t cover the procedure, leaving you to pick up the cost.

Unfortunately, health insurance providers rarely cover cosmetic surgery, including implants (or subsequent removal of implants), breast lifts and breast reductions.

Some health insurance products do cover the removal of ruptured implants or surgical reconstruction following a mastectomy for breast cancer. Check your policy details carefully to see exactly what’s covered or contact us with your questions.

How to Afford a Breast Augmentation?

Combs Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers financing through Care Credit which has 24, 36, 48, and 60-month monthly options. Please contact us at to learn more about these options.

Are You Ready to Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?

Breast augmentation surgery can be an invaluable investment in your physical appearance and your mental attitude.

Remember that your breast augmentation will be with you for the rest of your life, and you want to get it right the first time around. Don’t take the decision lightly and make sure you’ve got the proper cosmetic surgeon who is both trained and qualified.

Before you make your decision about this surgery, you should not only take time to understand how much breast implants cost, including any additional charges and fees, but most importantly, what the procedure entails along with any possible complications.

There are various cons and pros for each type of breast implant, which Dr. Combs can discuss with you during your consultation.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Combs to discuss your options and costs, please contact our office at (503) 655-9727.

Recovery Time for Breast Implants

What to Expect from Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and sedation. You can go home the same day after spending some time in post-op recovery.

To perform the breast augmentation, Dr. Combs will either make an incision under the crease of the breasts or around the areolas (the dark skin around the nipples). In both cases, the scars are barely seen after they heal.

Breast Augmentation Recovery Time and Aftercare

Results can be seen immediately, but swelling and bruising may prevent you from seeing the final result right away. Avoid lifting heavy objects and sleeping on your stomach as you heal.

You should be able to return to work within one to two weeks, and you can exercise again in about a month. If you have post-operative pain, you can take pain medication.

You will be given a surgical bra to wear during the healing period, and you will see us for follow-up appointments so that we can carefully monitor your healing.

Week #l

  • Relax following your surgery. Expect to have less energy than usual the first few days after surgery. The overall effects of undergoing surgery can take more of a toll on your body than you might expect. You need rest while your body heals.
  • The first 24 hours following surgery your diet should be soft foods and clear liquids. Advance your diet as tolerated following surgery. The anesthesia you are given may make you nauseated during the first day after surgery, therefore it is wise to drink liquids and eat only mild foods during this time. (Jello, mashed potatoes, soups)
  • Take pain medication with food, as directed and as needed. Take only prescribed medication or Tylenol. DO NOT TAKE Tylenol and prescribed medications at the same time. DO NOT TAKE Aspirin or Ibuprofen products unless directed by your doctor.
  • You will have a bra on when you come out of surgery.
  • Please wear this bra for 3 weeks post-operatively: this provides additional support as the breasts heal. This bra may be removed to be washed during the first three weeks, but otherwise should be worn consistently.
  • You will have a steri-strips (adhesive bandage) in place over your incision.
  • After your first post-operative appointment, you may take a full shower. It is ok to get the steri-strips wet at this point, but do not remove them. You can gently pat yourself dry with a towel or use a blow dryer (cool setting) to dry the steri strips.
  • Please keep your dressing clean and dry.
  • Sleep on your back only. Under no conditions are you to lie on your abdomen. A pillow on each side of you body may help as a reminder not to roll over. You may sleep on your side on the third post-operative night.
  • Limit reaching overhead, lifting pushing or pulling with arms. You may comb your hair, be careful not to stretch too far or too quickly.
  • Lift nothing heavier than a cell phone or glass of water/juice.
  • No driving. No household chores.
  • NO SMOKING!!!!!
  • Follow up visits are usually 1-2 times a week, then bi-weekly, then monthly.

Week#2

  • Still sleep on your back, if you can tolerate it. You may be on your side with pillows for support.
  • Do not remove bra unless instructed by the doctor or staff.
  • Do not lift elbows above your head or lift things with resistance, no heavy lifting, or other strenuous activities.
  • Minimal driving with automatic transmission is permitted if you are not taking any pain medication.
  • No sports.

Week#3

  • You may sleep on your sides or abdomen. You may now drive. Still no heavy lifting strenuous activity or sports.

Week#4

  • You may resume normal activities.

Supplies Needed at home

  • Lots of ice for ice bags
  • Pillows for support
  • Books
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Over the counter stool softener and Senakot for constipation

Recovery Safety and Risks

After your surgery, you and your caregiver, will be given detailed instructions about your postsurgical care, including drains (if they have been placed), normal symptoms you may experience, and signs of potential complications.

Typically, the greatest amount of discomfort is experienced within the first 48 hours after breast augmentation surgery. The level of discomfort typically decreases day-by-day and may be effectively treated by various pain medications.

How Long will the Results Last After a Beast Augmentation?

The results of breast augmentation can be long-lasting, though a revision may be necessary should an issue arise with your implants. Silicone breast implants, for example, are not lifetime devices and should be removed and replaced at your surgeon’s recommendation. You should keep in contact with your plastic surgeon on a yearly basis.

How Long will the Results Last After a Beast Augmentation? Maintaining a Relationship with Your Plastic Surgeon

You will return to your plastic surgeon’s office for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, at which time your progress will be evaluated. Your surgeon will encourage you to schedule routine mammographic evaluations at the frequency recommended for your age group.

The relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact your plastic surgeon.