Breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift may be performed for aesthetic or medical reasons. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon for these procedures in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding communities. He will discuss the cost aspects of each breast surgery procedure during the initial consultation to help the patient make an informed decision.
Each breast surgery procedure has its own intricacies, and may cost differently compared to other procedures. For instance, breast augmentation procedure involves the cost of breast implants, which is not the case with breast lift or breast reduction surgeries.
In some cases, breast augmentation and breast lift may be performed in conjunction, which will lead to cost escalation to some extent. The extent of surgery involved in a particular case, and the length of a procedure will also contribute to the overall cost of a breast surgery procedure.
Basic Cost Contributors to Breast Surgery
Various factors go into determining the overall cost of a breast surgery procedure at a particular practice. The costs may also vary from one patient to another at the same practice. Some cost factors are common to all breast surgery procedures, as follows:
The cost of breast surgery in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA and nearby areas is likely to be different from the average cost of the same procedure in Connecticut. The cost of living can vary at different geographical locations, which will impact the average cost of most products and services, including plastic surgery services.
A breast surgeon may charge a fee depending on their skills, experience, and recognition in the field of breast surgery. Some surgeons are more in demand for breast procedures, and may be hard-pressed for time. Their fee may be relatively higher than other surgeons.
Surgical Facility and Anesthesia Costs
The surgeon may decide to perform a particular breast surgery procedure under general anesthesia or IV sedation and local anesthesia. The anesthesiologist’s fee may vary in each case. This usually depends on the qualifications and experience of the anesthesiologist. The quality of comforts and services, technologies, and experienced staff available at a particular surgical facility may determine the charges of the facility.
The average cost of a breast surgery procedure may range from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on the type of procedure and various factors involved. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of breast augmentation surgery in the U.S. in 2012 was $3,543. The average cost of breast lift in the same year was $4,332. However, ASPS clarified that these costs are exclusive of the costs of anesthesia, operating room costs, and other related expenses.
Insurance and Financing
If the breast surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, the cost will not be covered under health insurance. However, patients can seek various financing options through banks and financial institutions, friends and family, office, and other sources. Professional medical care finance companies also offer competitive financing for most aesthetic and medical procedures.
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