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Planning to get breast augmentation surgery soon? You will have to factor in the cost in advance since for most women this cost has to be borne without the assistance of health insurance. If your surgery is reconstructive you probably will be covered, but if you are getting the surgery solely to enhance your looks, you’ll have to pay the price yourself. How much does it cost to get solid silicone breast implants? Is it much different from getting saline implants financially?
One some sites you’ll see claims that the cost is about the same, while others will tell you there is a substantial price difference. This is because both saline and silicone breast implants have a wide range to begin with. Saline implants usually cost between $1,500-$2,500 while silicone implants tend to cost $1,000-$2,000 more than saline implants. This means that the lower end for silicone implants might be around $2,500—the same as the upper end for saline implants. It also means the upper end of silicone implants could be closer to $4,500. This doesn’t include the fees for the actual surgery which can tack on a few thousand more dollars. You’re looking at $8,000 or higher for solid silicone implants in upscale urban areas, but many people end paying as little as $6,000 in less expensive towns or in rural areas.
Solid silicone implants aren’t adjustable by simply pumping a solution in and out like saline implants though, so keep in mind if you need adjustments later you’ll need to buy brand new implants. This additional cost should be accounted for in your budgeting and you should definitely keep some money set aside to use later if you do need your implants replaced at any point because of defects or simply the desire to move to a larger or smaller size as your own body changes over the years. Shop around and don’t settle for the first deal you find and you should get a good price!
Thinking about breast augmentation surgery? If you are getting breast implants for purely cosmetic purposes, you will have to put forth the entire budget for the surgery on your own including the cost of the implants. Those who are getting reconstructive surgery may have an easier time financially since the bill can be passed to the insurance company. You may have heard that silicone gel breast implants cost more than saline breast implants. How much more will you have to pay for your surgery if you choose silicone?
Typically saline implants are about $1,500-$2,500. Silicone gel breast implants usually cost $1,000-$2,000 more, placing them in the $2,500-$4,500 range. So if you’ve read on some websites that the variance is great and on others that it is small, both are right in a sense. It depends on the options (texture for example) that you ask for and also where you buy your implants and get your surgery performed. This is only the cost of the implants though; the surgery itself will also include the surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s fees, the facility fee, and sometimes additional fees for compression garments or other expenses. This means the surgery could be $8,000-$10,000 in an expensive urban area. In a more rural location your surgery might be closer to $4,500-$7,000. The huge regional variations reflect differences in demand and local economies.
One thing which you will have to have in mind when you get silicone implants is that revisions may be more expensive in the future with silicone than with saline. If a saline implant needs adjustment you don’t need to have the implant removed and replaced, just drained a bit or filled up a bit through a tube. If a silicone implant needs adjustment though there’s nothing to do but replace it and pay for a new implant on top of the price of the adjustment surgery. Of course, even a saline implant can rupture and need to be replaced completely, so in all cases with breast implants you should be considering the possibility of future costs. Save as much as you can on your implant surgery and set some money aside in case you need revisions later!
When planning breast augmentation surgery one of the steps you’ll have to take will be to calculate the costs and figure out how to finance your surgery. While the costs of different types of breast implants are relatively comparable, there are some variations; among the most affordable breast implants are saline implants. How much does it cost to get saline breast implant surgery?
Saline breast implants by themselves usually cost about $1,500-$2,500 for a pair. The factors which can cause the price to vary include the texture (smooth or textured), the shape, and the profile of the implants. Silicone breast implants typically cost $1,000-$2,000 more than saline breast implants, which to some people isn’t a major difference but to others is quite hefty, particularly if surgery isn’t reconstructive and therefore isn’t covered by medical insurance. That is one reason why many women opt to purchase saline breast implants instead of their more realistic silicone counterparts.
The full cost of saline breast implant augmentation surgery usually costs between $5,500 to $8,000 in an expensive urban area. This is the full sum including the price of the implants, the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and the fee for using the facility along with any compression garments and other costs. In a less expensive region though your surgery could cost as little as $3,500. Less expensive areas to get saline implants and augmentation surgery are usually rural locations. Traveling out of town can save you thousands of dollars. If that doesn’t work you could consider medical tourism if you are conveniently close to the border. You can get excellent breast implant surgery in a foreign country at a fraction of the cost. One thing is for sure though; if you are struggling to afford your breast implant surgery and a couple thousand dollars makes a big difference for you, you can definitely save some money by getting saline implants.