Many women choose to undergo plastic surgery as a means of improving their appearance and feeling better about themselves. One such popular procedure is breast enhancement. This undertaking, however, can be quite expensive. Such operations typically range anywhere from $5,000 to more than $10,000. Furthermore, there are a number of different factors that can drive the cost of these aesthetic surgeries up. The following brief article examines them.
One can expect to pay more, perhaps significantly, if a breast enhancement procedure is performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. This is because these men and women have extensive experience conducting such procedures. Should these specialized physicians be well-known (such as if they performed procedures on celebrity clients) or enjoy a solid track record of satisfied patients, the overall cost of the surgery could also rise a great deal.
Women on a more stringent budget could choose to have their surgery done by a doctor who is not a plastic surgeon, but this is not recommended. Anyone with an MD behind his name can try to perform these surgeries in their office and it is important you really know who your doctor is and their expertise. Board Certified Plastic surgeons are fully aware of the associated risks and complications going into any procedure and are better equipped to handle any should they occur.
Surgeries are most often performed in outpatient surgery centers and after an hour of recovery, the patient returns to there home to heal. Yet some patients prefer to spend a night or two in a recovery center before returning home. This is a nice luxury but increases the costs significantly. Once again, those with experience in the field of plastic surgery recommend any procedure take place in an accredited facility like a hospital or surgery center setting for safety purposes and to limit potential complications.
In many instances, a breast enhancement surgery patient will be sedated during the procedure. The amount of sedation necessary will be dictated by the specific operation. The act of sedating a patient may need to be performed by an Anesthesiologist. An Anesthesiologist’s charges are separate and will add to the overall costs of any procedure. Your surgeon or his office staff can provide what those costs will be.
The type of implants a patient and her surgeon have chosen will impact the costs of the procedure. Silicone implants are more expensive than saline ones. Most patients feel that silicone is worth it due to how soft and natural they feel.
If the surgeon’s work only involves inserting implants, his or her fee will be less than if he or she will also be performing breast lifts or any other procedure.
Before undergoing, or even choosing what type of breast enhancement procedure is best for any given patient, a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon will perform a personal consultation to assess the patient’s general health and determine what risks might be associated with aesthetic surgery. Depending on the overall health of the patient, lab tests, x-rays or even a clearance from your primary care doctor may be indicated prior to surgery.
The patient will likely be prescribed prescription medications following her surgery. Such drugs could potentially include antibiotics to prevent infection and painkillers to limit postoperative pain. Other medications could be needed depending upon the procedure performed or in the unfortunate event any complications occurred.
The selection of your surgeon is important in having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and obtaining the best results. When you choose Dr. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery Center in Mesa and Scottsdale, you are choosing a dedicated, experienced professional who believes in giving you the results you want.
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