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Breast Augmentation Costs in Beverly Hills

Posted On: February 10, 2009 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Home

In 2009, the cost for breast augmentation surgery in Beverly Hills and in general has gone down over the last couple of years. With the downturn in the economy, everything has gone down in cost. Consistently, plastic surgery in general has also reduced cost as well. Breast augmentation can be performed with either silicone or saline implants and this will influence your final cost. In general, breast augmentation performed by Dr. Linder with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist in the Medicare State Licensed Surgery Center, and with a Qualified Certified Crew, including scrub tech, circulating nurse and recovery room nurse, will require costs ranging for saline implants between $5,000 and $6,500. This price has gone down significantly over the last 24 months, but our prices will remain consistent with what is reasonable for the economy.

Silicone gel implants are more expensive. The silicone implants themselves are $750 to $1,000 each and those are therefore costs that must be passed on to the patient. The silicone implants will range anywhere between $7,000 and $9,000. Costs can be broken down into many components, including the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, the fee for the ambulatory surgical center (per hour), and the implants fees. Saline implants usually run approximately one-third the price of silicone implants and therefore saline implant surgery usually is significantly less than silicone gel augmentation.

When considering breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, although cost is a very important issue, it is most important that the patient seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Bargain shopping may lead to a disastrous result and low ball prices may give you a low ball poor result. Therefore, it is extremely important to look over all variables, including costs, as well as Board Certification in plastic surgery, years of experience of the surgeon, specialty and specialization of the plastic surgeon in the procedure of breast augmentation and breast revision, and make sure that the doctor uses Medicare State Certified Ambulatory facilities and the anesthesiologist is Board Certified with the American Board of Anesthesia.

Finally, there are excellent breast augmentation financing companies available, including Care Credit, Med Choice and GE Money or Capital One, which can all help to finance plastic surgical procedures. In our next blog we will discuss more on that.