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Breast Augmentation Cost in Beverly Hills

Posted On: August 16, 2011 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Home

Breast augmentation costs will vary from region to region throughout the United States.  In general; however, with the economy being in the state that it is, certainly augmentation mammoplasty, both with silicone as well as saline implants, has reduced significantly in the last 48 months.  The straight breast enhancement surgery with saline implants is significant less than with silicone implants due to the reduced cost of saline implants themselves.  Costs associated with breast enhancement surgery include the operating room fees, the anesthesiologist, the implant costs (saline versus silicone) and the surgeon’s fee.  The implants fees in general are usually fixed and they vary according to the volume of implants that the specific plastic surgeon orders annually.  Obviously, the more implants that are ordered, the reduced fee cost due to higher volume.  Operating room costs can vary between $1000 and $1500 per hour, depending upon length in the operating room as well as anesthesia fees vary with the anesthesiologists throughout the United States.  They can range between $500 and $1000 an hour with Board Certified Anesthesiologists.  Saline implants in general can range between $250 to $800 per implant, depending upon Allergan and/or Mentor Corporation.  Silicone implants usually are fixed between $750 per implant to $1250.  The fees for straight saline augmentation without any form of lifting can range between $3500 and $6500.  Silicone implant fees will range between $6500 and $10,000, depending upon different geographical areas throughout the United States.  In Beverly Hills, due to the high cost of rent, labor and implants, fees are usually slightly higher than in other areas of the United States.

When considering breast augmentation, it is most important to see a specialist in breast augmentation, breast revision surgery, who is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  There are absolutely no substitutes whatsoever.  The centers should be licensed and only Board Certified Anesthesiologists should be used.  The only two FDA-approved implants are Mentor and Allergan Pharmaceuticals.  We use currently Allergan Pharmaceutical implants, Natrelle implants which have a lifetime warranty on the implants, both saline and silicone.  Remember, the final cost should not be the ultimate determinate of your surgery, but rather, to achieve the best surgical outcome with the most experienced qualified Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.