With the growing popularity of breast implants or “boob jobs” among women, more medical practitioners, both overseas and in the country, have started offering the procedure. With some even taking advantage of the popularity of the procedure by accompanying their advertising with aggressive pricing. Because of this, it’s crucial to be selective when choosing where to undergo breast augmentation. One way to do so is by asking yourself, what is the cost of breast augmentation surgery in Australia?
It can be confusing to determine who are qualified to perform surgery when it comes to aesthetic procedures such as these, but knowing the cost of breast augmentation can help you see through slick marketing tactics. Artiste Plastic Surgery discusses what you need to know about how much does breast augmentation cost in Australia.
What Affects the Cost of Breast Implants
Your total breast augmentation cost can vary depending on the type of implant alone. The manufacturing process, fill quality, and content of breast implants largely affect their price, with some ranging up to $2800 a pair.
The brand of your breast implant can also significantly affect the total cost of your procedure. However, be sure to select a brand not only depending on the price, as choosing the cheapest quality could increase the risks of your surgery.
Other costs to consider include your surgeon’s fee, post-surgery medication, surgery warranty and other materials and medications necessary.
Low-Cost Breast Augmentation
Low-cost breast augmentation in Australia cost between 5 to 6 thousand. This often includes a “one style fits all” approach with a clinic that offers only one brand and shape of implant. Also, rather than having a professional perform your surgery, it would likely be performed by a non-plastic surgeon or a trainee with limited experience, hence the cheap price.
The surgery only offers one location of the incision and one position of the implant, so you won’t be able to control how your breasts would look afterwards. There are also no lengthy consultations included and because of this, it often results in unnatural-looking results.
Mid-Range Breast Augmentation
Mid-ranged plastic surgery breast augmentation cost is often slightly higher than the lower tier, but they may be performed by a genuine plastic surgeon, just be sure to check your surgeon’s qualifications during the consultation. These may also give you the choice to select a reputable implant brand, however, there is no guarantee of its success and its safety. Similar to the lower cost surgery, you would not have the option to choose where and how the implant is placed on your chest, nor is there any consultation regarding your surgery beforehand.
Premium Breast Augmentation
What is the cost of breast augmentation when no corners are skipped? While these are significantly more expensive, usually in the ten thousand range, you are paying for less risks and better quality. These are offered by skilled and experienced surgeons that have a successful track record when it comes to the procedure. You can choose from a selection of quality breast implant brands as well as the specifics of the procedure including the placement, incision method and size depending on your preferences.
The surgery is also often performed with a general anaesthetic and pain management by a seasoned team. An overnight stay at the hospital may be offered for your comfort, along with post-operation garments and the required follow-up care.
While these can give you an idea of the general costs of breast augmentation, the specifics would vary depending on your situation. Wondering how much does a breast augmentation and lift cost for you? Schedule an appointment with Artiste Plastic Surgery today.
Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.
Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:
Level V: How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.
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