What Are the Most Common Costs Associated With a Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation can improve the breasts’ size, shape, and symmetry. Consistently one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, several different techniques, options, and approaches can influence its cost.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than a decade of experience, is committed to utilizing the safest, most advanced, and least traumatic breast augmentation techniques available. These include:
- Keller Funnel® Implant Insertion. Breast implant insertion with the Keller Funnel allows for a “No-Touch Techniques” along with a much smaller incision versus a traditional technique. By using this specialized funnel, the implants never come in contact with the patient’s skin or the gloves of the surgeon. This not only decrease the risks of infection but also is the least traumatic insertion. There have also been studies that indicate the use of the Keller Funnel also minimizes the chances of capsular contracture, which is internal scarring.
- Exparel® Non-Opioid Analgesic. Dr. Ravi injects Exparel, a local long-acting anesthetic, directly into breast tissue to decrease postoperative discomfort for up to 72 hours. The use of this has allowed our patients to reduce the need for narcotic pain medications following breast augmentation. Exparel® allows for a shorter recovery period as well, with many women able to return to work after three to four days
These advanced, patient-focused options will factor into the total cost of your breast augmentation procedure at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. Additional charges associated with the procedure include:
- Facility Fees. Dr. Ravi performs breast augmentation in our private, nationally accredited AAAASF surgical facility staffed with highly trained professionals, including specialized plastic surgery nurses, to help ensure patient safety
- Board-Certified Anesthesiologists Fees. The anesthesiologist overseeing pain management is present throughout the procedure to further ensure patient comfort and safety
Breast Implant Placement
Dr. Ravi uses FDA-approved breast implants for all augmentation procedures. These can be inserted over or under the muscles in the chest, depending on factors, such as how much breast tissue is present, that are unique to the patient. Where implants are inserted can influence the length of surgery and may have a negligible impact on breast augmentation costs.
We offer both silicone and saline round breast implants to ensure optimal personalization. The types of breast implant selected will also have an impact on the total cost of your procedure.
Silicone implants that Dr. Ravi chooses to work with are the full line Allergan Natrelle Gel Implants. These include the responsive, soft touch and cohesive gel implants. Costs do vary with these. During your consultation specific measurements are taken by Dr. Ravi himself to determine size, projection and placement.
Dr. Ravi is a trusted and award-winning plastic surgeon who takes the time to discuss all options and provide detailed information about procedural costs to help ensure patients are making the best decisions for their needs. If you have been considering breast augmentation in the Houston area, call us at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you reach your goals.