Varying Breast Augmentation Costs

Breast augmentation costs can differ quite dramatically from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon, city to city, and state to state.  Besides liposuction and rhinoplasty, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the United States, a trend that continues to increase as more and more women are seeking out cosmetic breast augmentation.  Breast augmentation costs can range from anywhere in the vicinity of $4,000 to $8,000.

Breakdown of Prices for Breast Implants

The cost of breast augmentation will depend on the extent of the surgical operation, the type of breast implants chosen, and the value of the plastic surgeon conducting the operation.  Information collected from some of the most resourceful plastic surgery sites (www.plastic-surgery.net and Smart Plastic Surgery.com) have estimated the average total cost of breast augmentation in the United States to be in the range of $6,000.  From this figure, about $1,300 is partitioned for the breast implants to be used, $700 will be for anesthesiologist fees, and about $950 goes towards the use of the operating facilities, and last but not least, the average surgeonís fee is around $3,200.  To be more accurate, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has calculated the average surgeonís fee for breast augmentation in 2004 to be $3,373.