Financing Options to Make Breast Augmentation Affordable
By Sheryl Pilcher on August 15, 2015
The breasts play a significant role in defining femininity for many women. Therefore, when a woman’s breasts are naturally small, or when they lose shape or volume following pregnancy or weight loss, it can affect a woman’s self-esteem. Breast augmentation enhances the bust line to improve shape and volume, while giving a woman back her confidence. While breast augmentation offers a number of benefits to patients, one drawback is the cost of treatment. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves significant expenses. Plastic surgeon Sheryl Pilcher and her staff discuss breast augmentation costs and financing options with our San Antonio patients so that they can find ways to make breast augmentation a realistic and affordable option.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
Patients researching breast augmentation may notice that prices vary from surgeon to surgeon. This is because there are many factors that go into determining the cost of surgery, one of which is the experience of the surgeon. If patients find a surgeon offering treatment at a significantly lower cost than other doctors, it is wise to be wary. On average, breast augmentation should fall within the range of $3,500 to $4,000. It is important to note that this cost typically covers the cost of the surgeon. Additional fees that will increase the cost of breast augmentation include the following:
- Anesthesia fee
- Facility fee
- Post-surgical garments
- Prescription medication
When all costs of breast augmentation are taken into account, patients should expect the final expense for breast augmentation to come in around $5,000 to $6,000.
There are many financing options available to those who wish to undergo breast augmentation without breaking their budget. While each option differs slightly, all allow for easy and affordable monthly payments. Below are two of the financing options that are most commonly used by our patients:
- Personal credit: Most patients already have a personal line of credit established and have a credit card that can cover the expenses of breast augmentation. Dr. Pilcher accepts payments from most of the major credit companies, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. This is an easy option for patients since it is readily available, but patients should be sure to consider the extra costs of interest rates.
- CareCredit: Our staff is happy to work with patients to get financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is similar to a personal credit card, but it is offered specifically to those undergoing medical or cosmetic procedures. Like a credit card, this financing option may include interest fees, but those who qualify may be eligible for an interest-free grace period.
Schedule an Appointment
At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. we want plastic surgery to be an option for all of our patients, so we strive to provide high quality care at affordable prices. If you’re interested in enhancing your bust line and would like to learn more about breast augmentation, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheryl Pilcher at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.
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“If you need breast augmentation or any cosmetic surgery, I would highly recommend Dr. Pilcher....This has been the best decision I have made.” Quintessa M.