Breast Implantation and Health Insurance in Texas: What You Need To Know About Costs

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Breast augmentation, also known as an augmentation mammaplasty, involves the use of breast implants or the transfer of fat in order to increase the size of your breasts. Breast implants in Texas are offered by a number of surgeons, but it is important to find out more about the costs, how health insurance can play a role, and why the fee may differ based on what a patient’s requirements are.

Understanding the cost

According to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation surgery was $3,719, while the average cost for the removal of breast implants was $2,506 that same year. However, these costs can vary for breast augmentation candidates and do not take into account related expenses including anesthesia or operating room facilities.

The fee charged by a surgeon can also differ, based on his or her experience, the type of breast implants to be used, or the geographic office location. A number of plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for breast implants in Texas, so you should find out more about this in advance.

What costs include

The cost of a breast augmentation procedure may include a surgeon’s fee, as well as fees for anesthesia, costs of a hospital or surgical facility, any medical tests that may be required, post-surgery garments and prescriptions for medication. It is important that you are comfortable with your surgeon because this should matter as much as the final cost of the procedure. Breast implants in Texas should be considered only after you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in the area.

Health insurance

It is important to carefully review your health insurance policy before considering breast augmentation because most health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic breast augmentation costs, related complications or a second surgery to revise the appearance of your breasts. Some insurance providers also exclude breast diseases in patients who have breast implants, so find out more in advance.

Dr. O’Neill can help

Eric F. O’Neill MD, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has successfully performed breast implants in Texas for years. He is also board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For more information about the procedure or costs, contact Dr. O’Neill today.