Breast implants can boost your self esteem but they’ll usually do the opposite to your pocketbook; unfortunately most women are stuck paying the entire cost of their surgeries since health insurance only covers breast implants and augmentation surgery in reconstructive cases. How can you reduce the cost of breast implants? One common tactic is to travel, sometimes out of the country. This is called medical tourism.
Medical tourism is becoming a mainstream practice for people who need or want procedures that their medical insurance carriers refuse to compensate them for, including plastic surgery and breast implants. Traveling to another country costs money, but oftentimes not as much as staying in your own country to get breast implants. You may be able to save thousands of dollars by having your procedure done in a first world facility in a third world country. A medical tourism provider which specializes in plastic surgery can help you find the best opportunity to lower your costs.
What if you really can’t afford to leave the country to get breast implants? You may still be able to reduce the cost by simply traveling in your own country. A lot of people forget that upscale urban centers tend to be more expensive (in every sense) than rural areas or smaller towns. Getting breast implants in upscale areas will cost an upscale price, but you can probably afford the same quality of surgery in another town where prices may be reduced by as much as half! This is another great way to save thousands of dollars on breast implants. Don’t forget also that you can usually save $1,000-$2,000 on your implants by choosing saline. That shouldn’t be the sole factor in your decision, but it may help you make your choice if you are pinched for financial resources.