Breast implant cosmetic surgery is mostly performed as an elective procedure, and in such cases the costs will not be covered by health insurance. Therefore, the monetary amount of breast implant surgery becomes an important starting point for many women who are considering this procedure.
Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast implant and various other procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Khan will discuss all aspects, including the estimated costs, with the patient. She provides breast implants to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Basic Financial Factors
The sticker price of breast implant cosmetic surgery may differ between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The following factors may impact the costs:
The geographical location of the practice is a key factor to influence the costs of breast implant surgery. Practices located in prime urban centers and major metropolitan areas will usually have higher costs and will charge more to their patients as compared to a practice located in a small town in an interior region. While this trend may not be universally applicable, it can be considered as a general thumb rule while comparing costs.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee for breast implant surgery according to their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of breast surgery. According to the ASPS, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be treated as secondary considerations in such a decision.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue
If breast implant surgery is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse. This fee can differ according to their qualifications and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will differ, and the surgeon will explain about each option during the pre-op consultation.
Choice of Implants
The patient will usually have a choice between saline implants, silicone implants, and ultra-cohesive silicone implants. Saline implants are usually a little more affordable than silicone implants. But silicone implants are more popular despite their relatively higher costs. Ultra cohesive silicone implants have been introduced more recently, and they will have the highest cost among the three.
Extent of Surgery
Dr. Khan adopts a less invasive 24-hour recovery breast implant surgery technique. But in some cases, the patient may require additional procedures such as breast lift surgery to achieve the desired outcomes. The overall cost will increase in such cases. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance in breast implant surgery may only be available in cases where the procedure is performed as a part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. Other patients can consider various financing options, including credit cards, bank loans, loans from medical care financing firms, and personal borrowings from family or friends. If someone owes you some money or a favor, perhaps this can be the reason they pay you back.