When deciding on a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation surgery, you should take many factors into account. Dr. Erik J. Miles encourages patients to ask him questions about his educational background, training, experience, patient satisfaction rate, surgical techniques, and practice philosophy. When it comes to breast augmentation cost at his Charlotte, NC plastic surgery practice, however, he cautions prospective patients that while it may be a factor to consider, it should never be the deciding factor. Too many breast augmentation patients have ended up with completely unsatisfactory results while opting for what seemed like a bargain at the time.
Dr. Miles prefers not to post the exact costs of procedures on his website because so many factors go into figuring these costs, and it can be a source of confusion for patients. However, during your consultation, his staff will gladly provide you with an honest, straightforward estimate of your breast augmentation cost. He will also inform you of the payment options available at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, including flexible financing options through CareCredit® and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery, including the cost of your procedure, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Erik J. Miles at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today.
Factors That Determine the Overall Cost of Breast Augmentation
There are a number of reasons that you should be wary of practices that broadcast extremely low prices for their plastic surgery procedures, especially popular procedures such as breast augmentation. If a practice advertises a cost that seems too low to be true, then it probably is. If you read the fine print, you might discover that the advertised price is leaving out some of the fees associated with the surgery, which is a dubious practice to be certain. You might also be dealing with someone who is not a board certified plastic surgeon, or in some cases not even a plastic surgeon at all.
Reputable plastic surgeons such as Dr. Miles are generally do not provide specific costs of procedures without first meeting with patients and assessing their particular needs. During a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Miles takes the patient’s unique needs and goals into account, and then provides her with a cost that includes all applicable fees, including:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesia fees
- The fees for post-surgical garments if needed
- The cost of prescription medication
- The cost of any necessary medical tests
Most practices will typically charge hospital or surgical facility costs. Dr. Miles is able to control the cost of his breast augmentation procedures by performing the surgery in his own state-of-the-art surgery center.
The cost of breast augmentation surgery will also vary according to the type of breast implant that the patient chooses to have placed. Silicone breast implants, which are designed to feel much like natural breast tissue, cost more than saline breast implants. Whether the difference in cost (which is approximately $1,000) is worth it to you depends largely on your cosmetic priorities. If you are considered a good candidate for breast augmentation, Dr. Miles will walk you through the advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of breast implant and help you decide which type is best suited to you. You will be able to touch and feel each implant type during the consultation.
When is a bargain not a bargain?
There is another reason that you should be skeptical of practices that emphasize the low cost of their breast augmentation surgery over the quality of their results or the experience and skill of their surgeons. Their low cost may be their only selling point. Many inexperienced or underqualified plastic surgeons do not have a history of excellent results to demonstrate their skills or attract patients to their practice. The only way they can compete with their more accomplished peers is to beat them on price.
It is important to note that not all inexperienced surgeons are necessarily poor surgeons, nor are all experienced surgeons great surgeons. It is also true that not all surgeons who charge a premium price for breast augmentation necessarily deliver premium results. Patients must do their homework to ensure that they are entrusting their bodies to skilled, capable surgeons.
However, Dr. Miles has performed hundreds of breast implant removal and revision procedures for patients who achieved extremely poor results at the hands of plastic surgeons who offered low prices and little else. Ironically, and unfortunately for these patients, the cost of undergoing the initial surgery and then undergoing revision surgery ended up being considerably more than undergoing successful surgery with an experienced surgeon in the first place.
The lesson? There’s far more to a bargain than saving money. The best deal in plastic surgery is finding a surgeon who will deliver the best possible results for a competitive price the first time around.
Breast Augmentation Cost Charlotte, NC
Learn More about Breast Augmentation Cost If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation cost at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Erik J. Miles today. Please feel free to ask about our financing options.
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