Many women who are looking up the “true cost of breast implants” will often be overwhelmed with the information available online. Fortunately, Dr. Ellen Mahony can provide specific data to help with the decision-making process. Patients are often torn between choosing saline and silicone implants, and often ask a doctor about the pros and cons of each.
Below is a breakdown of the true cost of breast implants over time.
- Cost for the procedure. In most situations, the placement of silicone gel breast implants is often higher than that of saline implants, typically by less than $1,000. Other procedures performed at the same time, such as a breast lift, can also impact the overall cost.
- Maintenance costs. Long-term maintenance costs should also be considered. Certain conditions, such as silent ruptures and capsular contracture, can add to the cost in the event the implant needs to be removed and replaced. Monitoring for these conditions with regular MRI’s can also become costly.
- Manufacturer warranties. Many breast implants are covered under a warranty, and this can help reduce costs of problems such as rupture or capsular contracture development. However, there still may be surgical costs that the warranty will not cover.
- Removal and replacement. Breast implants don’t last forever, and certain conditions may require them to be removed and replaced earlier. The complexity of the procedure to remove and replace will need to be factored into the final costs.
- Health insurance coverage. Because breast implants are not a necessary procedure, they are not covered by health insurance. This means that the patient will have a complete out-of-pocket cost for their breast implants, regardless of the type.
Are you considering breast implants?
It is essential that women considering breast implants take all factors into consideration, including the overall cost and maintenance of their new appearance. Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT is here to help women make an educated decision regarding the implants most appropriate for their budget and lifestyle. If you are ready to learn more about breast augmentation with implants, call Dr. Ellen Mahony for an appointment at (203) 221-0102 and visit us at 131 Kings Highway North.