What Is The Cost Of Breast Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted information about getting breast implants for my wife. How much do they cost and what are the payment options? What size is better for her? How long does it take to do the procedure?

A: The first question about breast implants is what type does your wife want. That is an important decision for various reasons and one of them is cost. Saline breast implants will cost less than silicone breast implants. The size of breast implant any woman wants is a personal one and I can not tell any woman what size breast implant she should have. I can guide her with her decision but she will have to provide some input. The best way to do that is to look at before and after breast augmentation results and show me some of the results that she likes. Otherwise, breast implant surgery is done under general anesthesia and takes one hour to perform.

The typical full cost of breast augmnetation is $4700 for saline implants and $5800 for silicone implants. The most favorable and convenient formk of financing is through Care Credit.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana