It’s no secret that elective cosmetic surgery can be expensive. Once exclusive to the highest end celebrities, procedures like breast augmentation are becoming more and more affordable to the average person. Many of our patients still come to us asking: Will insurance cover my breast augmentation? Let’s dive into the costs associated with breast augmentation surgery and what insurance will help you pay for.
Are Breast Implants Covered by Medical Insurance?
The short answer to this question is yes, but not for everyone. Typically, any elective healthcare procedure and nearly all cosmetic surgeries are not covered by health insurance. However, if the state of your health has been compromised in any way, and can be improved with the help of plastic surgery, there is a chance health insurance will do their part to make the costs more affordable.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
In addition to paying for your breast implants, common costs associated with breast augmentation surgery include:
- Surgeon’s fees. This fee goes directly to the surgeon performing your procedure. Generally, the more qualified your doctor is, the more you may have to pay for your surgeon’s fee.
- Facility and anesthesia fees. In addition to paying for your doctor, you’ll also have to pay for your anesthesiologist, the anesthesia medication, and for the amount of time you’ll be occupying the surgical suite.
- Post-surgery garments. This fee goes towards the surgical bra you will be required to wear for the first few weeks following your surgery.
- Follow-up appointments. While follow-up appointments are usually covered in the cost of your overall surgery, it’s a good idea to double-check with your doctor prior to surgery. If these aren’t included, these extra charges can sneak up on you.
Breast Augmentation Financing
Paying for your surgery doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. With the help of financing options through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending, you can break up your total bill into smaller, more manageable monthly payments that may better suit your budget and lifestyle. Also, don’t forget to check-in on our specials. These specials offer you deals to save some cash on your favorite products or services with no strings attached.
Are you interested in learning more about how to pay for your breast augmentation? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leverett. Before you do, feel free to browse through our breast augmentation before and after photos to see what kind of results you can expect when getting your breast augmentation done at Body By Leverett.