Breast augmentation refers to a procedure in which women get breast implants to make their breasts bigger and fuller. This is often done to reconstruct a woman’s breasts after a single or double mastectomy for breast cancer. This type of breast augmentation is typically covered by insurance, as it’s considered part of the medically necessary mastectomy procedure. However, many women seek breast augmentation surgery for cosmetic reasons.

One of the most common questions about this elective kind of treatment is “what is the price of breast augmentation?” There isn’t a set price and there will be a different total cost for each individual. To determine the specific price, your provider at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis will need to consider several factors.

Factors That Effect Price

Type of Implant: Silicone or Saline

There are two types of fillers used for breast augmentation: which has been FDA approved.

Saline implants have a silicone shell that is filled with sterile saline, or a saltwater, liquid. These implants are very safe for your body, and in the unlikely event that one leaks or ruptures, your body will be able to reabsorb the solution. Because they are filled at the time the surgery is performed, the volume is adjustable, which is an excellent option for women who have unequal breast sizes. This type of implant also may allow a smaller incision since it is not pre-filled. Saline implants, as a result, are much cheaper to produce than silicone gel implants.

Silicone gel implants have a silicone shell that is filled with a viscous silicone gel. This type of implant has a soft, natural feel which many patients prefer. A silicone implant feels much closer to human breast tissue, and due to its cohesive nature, it will have far less “rippling” or wrinkling than a saline implant. For women with thin tissue, this is an especially important point to consider, as any irregularities in the contour of the implant will be obvious on the surface of the skin. Silicone gel implants arrive pre-filled from the manufacturer. However, this is the more expensive option because it is significantly more expensive to manufacture medical grade silicone than saline.

Experience of your provider

The surgeon and facility you choose will also affect the price of breast augmentation. Every provider at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis is board certified and highly-experienced. This means that you will only receive the absolute best care and results. However, this means that your procedure may cost more than those with less experience or training. It’s common to see higher prices from surgeons who charge more based on their level of expertise.

It's important to remember that you should seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon whose methods and aesthetic style match well with your goals. Breast augmentation can be a life-altering experience, so it's always better to choose a surgeon based not just on cost, but experience and training.

Additional Fees

There are some fees and costs associated with the price of breast augmentation surgery that you should be aware of. Some providers will present these as a part of your total fee while others will present them separately. Fees Include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical facility costs
  • Surgeon's fees
  • Post-procedure medications
  • Post-surgery garments

Lasting Results From Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis

Our surgeons are dedicated to selecting the proper implants for you based on your body, lifestyle, and desired results. Our doctors will examine your skin quality, take chest measurements, assess the nipple position, and address any skin sagging, all of which will be used to create a customized plan for safely and effectively achieving a beautiful, natural-looking breast enhancement for you. Once they have evaluated the best ways to meet your goals, they’ll explain the price of your breast augmentation surgery.

Following your breast augmentation surgery with Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, you should expect some minimal to moderate swelling or bruising to be present temporarily, but these symptoms should resolve with time. Most discomfort will be mild, and many women will feel well enough to return to work, school, and their gentle daily routines after a week or so. The majority of swelling should subside within four to six weeks, at which point your breasts will be close to or at their final appearance.

Breast augmentation should be a positive experience that boosts your happiness and self-confidence. At the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, we’ll make sure the price of the procedure is a worthwhile investment in your life. Contact us today if you’re ready to get started.