At first glance, breast augmentation may seem like a feasible cost for most women. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see there are unforeseen costs in the process. When deciding on whether or not you can afford the surgery, consider whether you are able to afford all costs to the services involved.
From consultation to post surgery, your new look will be at a high cost to your pocketbook. There are no complimentary services and often the clinics raise their premiums on their clients. There are seven costs involved in the overall process.
You may want to consider other more cost efficient options for increasing your breast size. Products like Brestrogen or Triactol are moderate in price and contain natural ingredients that guarantee firmer, larger breasts in 6 months. You won’t need to take off from work and your life will not be disrupted. Just apply twice a day and let the cream do it’s magic plumping up the cells in the breast.
The consultation entails meeting with one or many doctors to discuss what breast size you want, how long the process will take and the costs. The consultations range in price depending on the clinic as there is no limitations on how much the clinics can charge.
The prices range from $50 to hundreds of dollars. The fee for the consultation is applied toward the cost of surgery when you sign up for a procedure, however if you don’t go through with the surgery it’s non-refundable.
Expect to pay an additional fee for the service to be put asleep. An anesthesiologists time is not cheap as they administer and monitor you through the surgery. This service will cost between $500-$800 and is due before or directly after your surgery.
The surgery itself is the primary cost and the price you were provided with initially. This is for the actual procedure of inserting the implants. Breast implant surgery ranges from $4,000 to $10,000.
Please note, clinics may quote you for surgery on one breast as opposed to letting you know the cost for the pair.
4. Pain Medication
You will have tender breasts after the surgery as the process is invasive to the body. Expect to be on some prescription pain killers. You will probably want to take Morphine or Diomorphine which will leave you nearly incapacitated. These drugs are very expensive and you may require them for up to six weeks.
5. Taking Time off Work
Most people can’t afford to take 6 weeks off per year but that’s how long you should expect to be off from work. Breast augmentation is a serious surgery and your body is going to take time to heal and recuperate itself.
Most North Americans receive up to ten paid holiday days per year so make sure to budget for the time you won’t be getting paid.
6. A Brand New Wardrobe
After you’ve enhanced your breasts, you will have to get a wardrobe to compliment your new body.
You’ll have to purchase new bras as you will have gone up at least one bra size. You will also have to update your closet with new dresses, shirts and jackets.
7. Future Costs
You will have to make follow-up appointments to make sure you’re in good health and that nothing has shifted. Again, this price is not included in the overall cost but is certainly necessary. If anything should go wrong and a rupture occurs, your health could be in jeopardy and emergency costs can be sky high. It’s possible that you may have to get an MRI which are at a cost of around $2,000.
The implants should be replaced every ten years, leaving you to go through the same process for a likely increased price. As soon as you’re finished paying off the first procedure, you may want to start saving for the next one.