Breast augmentation surgery is a highly personal decision, which should only be made after careful deliberation. You should understand all factors involved, including the overall costs and your budget. At your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the estimated costs of the procedure to help you make an informed choice.
plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Different Costs Involved in Breast Augmentation
Cost of a procedure should not be the primary factor in choosing a plastic surgeon for performing the procedure. However, the procedure cost does make sense as a valid starting point for women considering the surgery.
These are a few different costs associated with breast enlargement:
- Plastic surgeon’s fee
- Plastic surgeon’s consultation fee (if applicable)
- Post-surgical garments
- Necessary medical tests
- Cost of breast implants
- Hospital or surgical facility fees
- Anesthesiologist’s fees
- Cost of prescription pain medication
Cost should never be the only sole factor in your choice of plastic surgeon. It is best to work with a surgeon whom you trust and are comfortable with. They should have the right credentials and a history of providing satisfactory results. Quality breast enhancement will prove to be more affordable than you realize if you have the right payment and financing options.
Cost and Quality are Related
Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery has three major costs associated with it. You should be circumspect about working with a surgeon that offers abnormally low costs.
Depending on the current economic situation, surgeons tend to increase or lower their professional fee. However, no plastic surgeon will cut their price to an unsustainable level. This is because they need to cover the costs of running their practice. These surgeons also need to invest in the latest technology and continuously meet developments in the industry. Significantly low fees could indicate the plastic surgeon is not or is desperately trying to acquire patients.
Similar to the surgeon’s fee, an anesthesiologist cannot have too low fees as well. This may indicate the anesthesiologist is undertrained or is not . Low fees may also indicate the anesthesia quality is sub-standard. Your safety in any case is being placed at risk.
Patients getting their breast enhancement surgery in a freestanding facility should ensure that it is accredited by proper authorities. Surgical facilities in order to maintain accreditation need to meet stringent standards of sterilization, safety, and staff competence.
It is expensive to meet these stringent standards. This is why the cost of accredited facilities is usually higher as compared to non-certified facilities. The cost may be even higher if the breast enhancement is performed at a local hospital where your plastic surgeon has unlimited privileges for performing surgeries.
While the monetary amount may be somewhat on the higher side in hospitals, you can have the peace of mind that your surgery is performed by competent support staff. Your safety may be at undue risk if the surgeon doesn’t have privileges at a hospital or doesn’t use an accredited facility.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery and various other procedures for the body, breast, and face.
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