There is some variation in the cost of a breast enlargement in our neighboring communities of King of Prussia, Wayne, Bucks County, Norristown, Collegeville, and Philadelphia. Factors influencing cost include whether the surgeon is board certified or board eligible. All facilities in Pennsylvania must be properly certified by the State. Some facilities are certified by other authorities, as well , and facility fees vary significantly.
We provide a patient with a choice of where they would like the procedure performed in a hospital or our surgery center.
Cost can vary depending whether a breast uplift or mastopexy is performed to correct major sagging such as when the nipple is too low, typically below the crease level of the breast. Revisions of previous surgery, correction of asymmetry and unusual deformities may require more complex surgery which would increase the cost.
Why does a breast enlargement cost so much? Consider the fact that you are paying for several things that are very special and technical, and a highly trained staff.
The implants are sterile and are designed to last as long as possible. They are designed to be minimally reactive inside the body and stay as soft as possible.
The surgeon requires a support staff to help with the initial consultation and see you after surgery. Generally you pay more for a surgeon who has more experience and expertise. The more experience your surgeon has, hopefully, the fewer complications and the better the result.
Breast enhancement surgery is not simple. We do not just make an incision and put the implant into the breast. In most cases, the implant is placed into an exact space carefully opened up under the pectoralis muscle under the breast. With a technique as gentle as possible, the muscle is partly released from some attachments to allow it to expand upwards off the chest wall to accept the implant. The space has to be carefully centered so that the implant is in the correct position. Greater experience generally minimizes bleeding, post-operative discomfort and other complications.
Also, the cost includes the services of a scrub nurse, usually an assistant who helps with retraction enabling the surgeon to see better inside, and of course the services of an anesthesiologist to keep you safely asleep. The facility, too, whether an accredited surgicenter or hospital, provides state-of-the-art equipment and staff. Lastly, you need highly specialized nurses to watch over you in the recovery room
So, you see, there is much involved to properly perform a breast enlargement procedure, all of which enters into the cost of the procedure.