31 Oct THE PRICE OF YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION, BROKEN DOWN
The prices for breast augmentation surgery can vary widely depending on the five W’s:
- Who is going to perform you surgery
- What type of implant you’re going to receive)
- Where the surgery is scheduled (at a hospital or private clinic)
- Why you’re going to have the surgery (is it your first time or will this be a another one to correct results from a previous surgery?)
- Which way is the surgery going to be performed (sub-mammary or sub-muscular, inframammary or periareolar, etc.)
As a result, you’ll notice huge variations in price even for surgeons within a single city, a difference that may be marked by the thousands of pounds.
There are many factors that contribute to breast augmentation cost. Generally speaking, some specific factors include the following:
BREAST IMPLANT PRICES – HOW MUCH DO BREAST IMPLANTS COST?
This is the cost of breast implants in the UK only. Currently, there are two breast implant manufacturers in UK that offer FDA approved implants: Allergan and Mentor. Both offer saline and silicone cohesive gel filled implants of a variety of shapes, sizes and shell textures. Usually, the only factor that may increase the average cost of breast implants in the UK is if they are cohesive gel or anatomical (tear-drop) shaped implants. This is a premium that is applied by the manufacturer, rather than the surgeon or facility.
Other features of the implants, namely their size and shell texture, do not influence breast implant cost. So, for example, a 400cc implant won’t be more expensive than a 300cc implant of the same type – size doesn’t matter when it comes to the price of breast implants in the UK!
ANESTHESIA FEES AFFECTING BREAST ENLARGEMENT PRICES
These fees cover the cost of the anesthetist, whose presence is required during and immediately after your surgery, and the anesthesia administered.
HOSPITAL OR PRIVATE SURGICAL FACILITY FEES AFFECTING BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY COST
These fees cover the cost of where your surgery is scheduled to take place.
THE SURGEON’S FEES IN THE PRICE OF BREAST AUGMENTATION
In addition to your actual surgery, these fees also cover all pre-operative and post-operative follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
MEDICAL TESTS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS COSTS RELATED TO BREAST AUGMENTATIONS
Miscellaneous costs include any supplies you’ll need while you recover (such as sterile bandages).
When you receive a quote for surgery, make sure that all of these costs are included in your quote and that there are no other fees associated with your surgery. This will enable you to know exactly how much you need to pay.
Please note that you’ll also need to purchase a post surgical bra to where following surgery.