How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

Who wouldn’t want to look in the mirror and see an improved you? Breast implants are one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, and while many of us would like to lift, fill and enhance our chests, we wonder – just how much do breast implants cost?

The answer is a range, of course, since no doctor charges exactly the same price. Breast implants can cost between $5,000 and $10,000. This price range reflects the cost of the anesthesia and the facility as well as the surgeon’s fee. The materials have a set price as well, and you can expect that price to fluctuate a bit as you decide between silicone and saline implants.

Figuring out how much breast implants cost requires a bit of a math breakdown. The implants themselves cost a bit over $1,000. The anesthesia fees generally range between $600 and $800. The facility you’re visiting – a surgical center or a hospital costs around $1,000 as well. That means you’re spending close to $2800 before you even pay the doctor for the surgery.

The biggest cost of your breast implant surgery is the surgeon’s fees. You’re paying the doctor for his time, knowledge and skill as he places the implants for you. The more qualified and experienced a surgeon, the higher you can expect his fees to be. You don’t want to skimp on surgeon fees, of course, since the results of his work will be with you for at least a decade. Go with the best you can afford, but do shop around a bit.

Often very experienced and skilled surgeons charge less if they live in a less expensive area. For that reason you might travel an hour or two outside of the city to find a less expensive surgeon. Some patients even fly to other countries for breast implants because the surgery is so much less expensive outside of the United States. Regardless of where you get your surgery, plan well so that you’re happy with the results!