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Low Cost Breast Augmentation

?Selecting a surgeon for breast augmentation based solely on low fees instead of experience, reputation and skill can be a bad idea and often leads to less than satisfactory results. 
Once you've decide that you'd like to undergo breast augmentation, you’ll need to schedule an initial consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure and your expectations. There are many different reasons women seek breast augmentation. Some want to change their body image to increase confidence and self-esteem, while others may have medical reasons to seek breast augmentation. Your surgeon will discuss the particular issues that may affect your procedure and create a plan for surgery.
The cost of breast augmentation will vary in different parts of the country for many reasons and the particular region you live in can have a big effect on the price. Large cities where the cost of living is high will often have higher prices for breast augmentation surgery than smaller cities and less populated rural areas. The type of breast augmentation procedure you desire will also have an effect on the price as some surgeries are more complicated, and thus more expensive. The breast implants themselves also have a cost, usually ranging from $1,000 to $1,300, although the cost will usually be included in the total surgery fee. Anesthesia will cost from $600 to $1000; and the facility or hospital fee can ranges from $800 to $1,400. The surgeon's fee is the most variable cost associated with breast surgery and in most U.S. cities, the total cost of a breast augmentation procedure can cost anywhere from $4,000 to nearly $15,000 at the high end, depending on the surgeon, the hospital and the exact work performed. An all–inclusive price would cover everything including your initial consultation, anesthesia, operating room charges, implants, surgeon's fee and follow-up consultations. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average surgeon's fee for breast augmentation in the U.S. has risen to about $5,500.
It may be tempting to try to find a surgeon with a total price that is much lower than the average for you area, however low-cost breast augmentation should not be your primary goal and choosing dramatically reduced cost breast augmentation can often be a bad decision. There is definitely some truth to the old adage, “you get what you pay for” in surgery because selecting your surgeon based on low fees instead of reputation and skill often leads to less than satisfactory results. When a price seems too good to be true it is important to make sure the quote does not leave out the costs of anesthesia, the surgical facility, or the implants. A good, board certified surgeon will put his patient’s results first, and does not usually have to offer drastic discounts to attract patients.
While seeking low cost breast augmentation can be a bad idea, super high cost breast augmentation prices will not guarantee the best or highest quality results either. The best method of selecting a surgeon for breast augmentation is to choose your surgeon based on his education, experience, board certification, and overall level of patient service.

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