Breast Augmentation Prices and Payment Options By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on April 18, 2013

For women who are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of their breasts, breast augmentation may offer a viable solution. Breast augmentation has many long lasting benefits, including improved confidence and improved body image. With breast augmentation, the breasts can be made to look fuller, firmer, symmetrical, and more youthful. The costs of breast augmentation depend on many factors, such as the type of implant used and the skill of the surgeon. For our Edina plastic surgery patients, we offer affordable payment plans to help you achieve the body of your dreams.

Options in Breast Augmentation

When electing to have breast augmentation you need to be aware of your options from the type of implant to the type of incision used in your procedure, as these factors will affect the cost of treatment.

There are two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants have silicone shells that are filled with saline, a sterile salt water solution. Saline implants are filled after placement, allowing for a smaller incision site. Saline implants are very safe. In the event of rupture, the body will absorb the saline solution with generally no problems. Silicone is the other option in breast implants. Silicone implants are typically more expensive than saline but many find they look and feel more natural. 

There are different types of incisions used in the breast-augmentation procedure, inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary. The inframammary incision is hidden beneath the breast, in the natural crease. The periareolar incision is another incision option; the incision is made along the outer edge of the areola to help hide any scarring. The transaxillary incision is made in the armpit, eliminating any scarring of the breast. Though this approach provides the benefit of unscarred breasts, it can lead to more complications since the implant must travel further beneath the tissue to reach proper placement in the breast.

Costs and Payment Options

The costs of breast augmentation vary based on individual needs. The type of implant chosen, as well as the incision technique used, can affect the cost of treatment. We welcome Edina breast augmentation patients to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kobienia for a personalized treatment plan and cost analysis. Though actual costs must be determined through a consultation, the price of the breast augmentation procedure generally ranges from  $5,000 to $12,000.

There are multiple payment options available for your plastic surgery needs. Financing is available at Dr. Kobienia's practice; financing makes achieving your plastic surgery goals immediately affordable. CareCredit is just one of the many companies that offer financing for cosmetic surgery at low monthly rates. Credit cards, such as Visa or MasterCard, are another payment option.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Brian Kobienia Today!

With affordable monthly financing or your credit card, you don't have to wait any longer to achieve your cosmetic surgery goals. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kobienia today to create your personalized treatment plan. Let us help you restore your confidence with our cosmetic procedures. 

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Kobienia Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brian J. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing world-class care for nearly 20 years. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Kobienia is serving various local and global philanthropic programs. He is also affiliated with notable organizations including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

With Dr. Kobienia's help, you can look as good as you feel. To get started, request a consultation online or call our plastic surgery practice at (952) 925-1111.

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