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Breast augmentation fees generally vary between $6,000 – $12,000. It is usually given as a quote when the patient is seen by the doctors who perform the procedure.
There are a number of different methods of how to perform a breast augmentation. Some surgeons place the implant through the nipple. Others use an endoscopy approach through the umbilicus. Some people do an incision under the axilla. The most common method of introduction is a small incision in the fold below the breast. There does not appear to be a cost difference depending on the method. Usually, it is the surgeon’s choice to choose a technique that suits him best. It sits under the muscle which gives a more natural appearance. By avoiding going through the nipple, there is some suggestion that there is less risk of infection.
There are a number of cosmetic banking facilities that lend money to patients for cosmetic surgery. These centres usually charge fairly high interest on their payment plans. One would generally be better to take a loan on their own assets. Dr Lanzer does encourage patients to save for a procedure rather than borrow, but it is an individual choice.
Patients should be made aware that some forms of breast enhancement, breast reduction, or reconstructive procedures can be subject to health insurance, medicare, or health fund rebate. To find out if this applies to you, it is always best to speak to your cosmetic surgeons.
Post-operative care is one aspect of the procedure that should be included in the pricing. It can involve follow-up appointments at a private hospital, or an overnight stay if the cosmetic surgeon deems this necessary.
The surgeon needs to purchase the implant and the cost of an implant is usually up to $1,500 for the 2 implants. There is not a difference in cost between the types of implants. Most surgeons choose a silicone-based product. Surgeons will usually incorporate the cost of the actual implant in the overall cost of the procedure.
Not all breast augmentation procedures are executed with teardrop silicone implants. There are some instances where the enhancement can be done with a fat transfer. Instead of using the usual high-quality breast implants, the surgeon can use the patient’s own body fat to make the breasts more voluminous. This is one of the latest developments in surgical procedures and could be implemented in patients who only want a small increase in breast size.
The overall cost of breast enlargement can also be subject to the overall size difference before and after breast implant surgery, as this could influence the overall complexity of the procedure. The use of certain types of anaesthesia (general anaesthetic or local sedation), consultation fee (including the initial consultation) and hospital fees are all factors patients should consider.
An increasingly large number of patients now opt for Breast Augmentation procedures. The advantage of the direct sub-breast implant is that it places the implant directly where you want it to be. Of course, this procedure should always be done with quality implants with proven durable history.
If you’re looking for a breast implant/breast lift, get a free consultation at a Melbourne Breast Augmentation clinic with Dr Lanzer.Request consultation
Costs of operating theatres vary significantly between centres and states. Usually, included in the theatre fee is the anesthetist fee. Dr Lanzer uses his own Day Surgery Centre. Therefore, the theatre fees tend to be on the lower side. Also, Dr Lanzer has used the same anesthetist for nearly 20 years. He is highly trained in cosmetic surgery procedures.
Not all Australian surgeons have their own operating theatre, and this could lead to an increase in procedure costs. Fortunately, patients at The Dr Lanzer Clinic have their treatment at the Day Surgery Centre, which means they will not encounter the usual high hospital fees. So, their estimate usually contains the surgeon’s fee, associated cost with the type of implant, and the like.
Patients present for breast augmentation through many different ages. Some are in their low 20’s whilst others are in their 40’s. Sometimes it is performed after pregnancy when the breasts become looser and drooped whilst in other patients it is due to a genetically small breast. In some rare cases, breastfeeding may become difficult post-surgery. Even though these instances are rare, this is something to factor into your decision.
Essentially, breast augmentation gives a slight lift to the breast but it is more an illusion of a lift because of the larger shape and fuller volume. Some patients do have significant drooping of the breast in which case they would require a surgical breast lift or manipulation of the chest muscle. A lot of patients do not choose a breast lift because it does involve cutting of the skin all around the nipple. The procedure also involves some degree of manipulation of the breast tissue. This type of “boob job” produces a scar that looks like an inverted “T”.
Yes, Dr Lanzer does offer a free no-obligation quotation and assessment about the cost of breast augmentation and what is involved to have surgery. There are a number of Dr Lanzer Clinics across Australia, including in Sydney and Brisbane.
To receive a free private consultation, simply fill out the online enquiry form.
Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you. Personal information may be requested for validation purposes.
Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing breast augmentation results.
View a recent Cosmetic Coffee episode where Dr. Lanzer’s breast augmentation results are discussed.
There are a number of different types of breast implants:
* Breast implant brands - most Surgeons use Allergan, Mentor or Motiva
* Silicone vs. saline implants
* Teardrop vs. round implants