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.