Breast augmentation is often not covered by health insurance because it is mainly considered as an elective cosmetic surgery. Therefore, for many women, the sticker price becomes a vital starting point while considering breast augmentation to increase their breast size. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about different aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.
Dr. Kristi Hustak is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures. Dr. Hustak will apprise the patients about the costs and other issues to help them make a well-considered choice. She provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding locations.
One of the key components in the overall cost of breast augmentation surgery is the fee charged by the operating surgeon. The fee will usually differ according to the training, experience and recognition of the surgeon in the area of breast surgery. Breast augmentation plastic surgery is a personal journey for a woman, and she should select the right surgeon for her needs, while considering costs only as a secondary factor.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the choice of a surgeon will have a key impact on the final outcome of a major surgery such as breast augmentation. Board certified plastic surgeons will invest in highest quality standards and best practices, pursue continuing education, adopt the latest techniques, and follow current safety protocols for best results.
Surgical Room Costs
Breast augmentation may be performed at a hospital, a surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The related costs and benefits would differ under each option. If the procedure is performed at an accredited surgery center, the costs may be a little lower than at a hospital, while providing similar quality standards and competency.
Some surgeons may, however, choose to perform breast augmentation in a local hospital where they have operating privileges. The overall costs could marginally increase in such a case. The patient can make a final decision in consultation with the surgeon.
In any surgical procedure, cost alone cannot be the determinant of quality because sometimes a fully trained and qualified surgeon may charge a relatively lower feel than another surgeon with lesser credentials. However, where the quoted price appears abnormally low, the patient should exercise her own discretion and do some due diligence before accepting the offer.
In very low offers, hidden expenses may sometimes be involved, or the quality standards may not be up to the mark. Patients should know about various cost components such as the surgical venue costs, anesthesia costs, and the cost of saline, silicone or ultra cohesive breast implants. Accomplished female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for breast augmentation.
Third Party Financing
Professional medical care financing companies offer competitive loans for elective procedures such as breast augmentation. Patients can avail of lower interest rates, easy monthly installments and fast loan approvals from these companies, and pay the costs of breast augmentation without stretching their monthly budget.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.