How much do breast implants cost and can I really afford them? These are questions that a lot of women ask themselves when they are trying to decide if they want to go ahead with the procedure. Everyone would rather know what the cost is going to be upfront and not be surprised at the end. To give someone a precise amount is impossible because the price will vary from location to location.
There are many variables that figure into the cost of breast implants. Where you live affects the cost; the most rural of a community you are in, the higher the price will be. Chances are that there is only one, maybe two, clinics in your area. Because of lack of competition, the clinic can pretty much set their price.
When you receive your bill it will not be just one price listed. There will be smaller costs added on to your total; things that you just thought were part of the original cost. Any type of anesthesia used, the surgeon’s fee, the fee to use the clinic, the supplies that were used during your procedure and any other drugs that might have been used during your operation.
So how much are breast implants, according to the industry standard? Right now the average cost runs about $3500 to $4500. The price is without any extras. If you are a woman that has recently had severe breast trauma or a mastectomy, your health insurance should help defray some, if not all, of your costs.
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery most insurance companies will not be compelled to pay any part of your bill. However, if you are in the entertainment industry, you might want to talk to your accountant about a tax write-off at the end of the year. Depending on what you are prescribed your insurance might cover that. If they do not, the price of your medication is relatively low. The two common drugs prescribed are antibiotics and pain management and they usually do not run over twenty dollars.
The overall cost might not be something that you are able to handle right now. However there are other avenues that you might want to explore. Find out if you qualify for financing or come up with a payment plan that is between you and the clinic.
If this is the first of several alterations that you plan to have done and you are comfortable with your clinic, see if you can get a discount on one, if not all, of your procedures. Many surgeons like to have before and after pictures of their work, volunteer to be one but make sure they do something for you, in return.
For many women getting breast implants is a big deal. And how much do breast implants cost becomes a question in the background. However, you will want to get around to answering it. If you want to know the exact amount, you will have to contact the clinic that you have chosen to deal with.