Plastic Surgery Insights from Dr. Slack

How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost?

Not surprisingly, one of the most searched terms relative to breast augmentation is “what does a breast augmentation cost?” Costs actually vary from Plastic Surgeon to Plastic Surgeon as well as from region to region across the country. So short of actually contacting a Plastic Surgeon’s office and asking, it is difficult to get an accurate answer. In some cases, even doing this may not give you the total cost of a breast enhancement procedure.

There are several cost components to a breast augmentation, and it is important to know that each one has been included when asking for a quote. These include the fee the surgeon charges to perform the procedure, the fee the anesthesiologist charges for providing anesthesia services, the fee the facility charges for using the operating room and the cost of the breast implants.

None of these charges are standardized but there are some general rules to be aware of. For instance, having the procedure done in a hospital will generally cost more than having it performed in a surgery center or doctor’s office. The type of breast implants you choose will also affect the cost. Silicone breast implants cost more than saline implants (about $1000 more a pair) and as you move to more cohesive (gummy bear) silicone implants the cost increases as well (about $1000 more a pair then standard silicone gel implants). As you can see, it is important to know what to ask for or you may be in for a little sticker shock when see the final quote.

For reference, the cost of a silicone breast augmentation, soup-to-nuts, is about $6,000.00 and the cost of standard saline breast augmentation is about $5,000.00.   Breast augmentation with Ideal saline implants is around $6,000.00.  This is due to the increased cost of the Ideal implants. These fees include all pre- and post-op visits. Again, this is just what my office charges for an augmentation, but I believe it to be fairly representative of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Dr. Charles Slack is an award-winning Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon whose office is based in Allen, TX and serves the surrounding areas largely in Collin County.   He is known for being incredibly compassionate and providing excellent results and care. 

If you are looking into a breast augmentation, or other plastic surgery procedure, contact us HERE, or call the office at 214-495-6464.  We would love to help you on your journey.