What is Breast Implant?
A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. In reconstructive plastic surgery, breast implants can be placed to restore a natural looking breast mound for post–mastectomy breast reconstruction patients or to correct congenital defects and deformities of the chest wall. They are also used cosmetically to enhance or enlarge the appearance of the breast through breast augmentation surgery.
The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,708, according to 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The average cost for removal of breast implants was $2,330 in 2014.
If you are a breast augmentation candidate, please remember that costs can vary. The average fees referenced above do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
A surgeon’s fee for breast augmentation surgery may vary based on his or her experience, the type and cost of breast implants used, as well as geographic office location.
Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for breast augmentation surgery, so be sure to ask.
Breast augmentation cost may include:
- Anesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Post-surgery garments
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fee
Your satisfication involves more than a fee. When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for breast augmentation surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience with breast implants and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery and health insurance coverage
Most health insurance plans will not cover cosmetic breast augmentation costs, related complications or another surgery to revise the appearance of your breasts.
Some carriers even exclude breast diseases in patients who have breast implants.
You must carefully review your health insurance policy.
Why Korea plastic surgery is the most popular?
Plastic Surgery Prices in Korea Vs. America
Another popular destination for plastic surgery is in America. So, why choose Korea? On average, the surgeries are 30 to 50 percent more expensive in America than in Korea. Also, in America, every single thing is charged such as anesthesia, hospitalization fees, medication and pressure garment. However, if a person were to have eyelid surgery in Korea, everything is covered in the surgery price. (i.e. the $2,000 covers everything from the surgery itself, to hospitalization fees, medication etc.)
Korea Plastic Surgery Vs. Thailand Plastic Surgery
Korean plastic surgery is as cheap as in Thailand. The answer is “No”. Certainly less expensive alternatives can be found outside of Gangnam, but still within South Korea, realistically, prices won’t be as low as Thailand. While Thailand certainly offers lower prices, South Korea offers natural-looking results created by world-renowned doctors.