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Breast Augmentation Costs and Financing

Posted October 15, 2012 in Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery

doctor talking to patientThere is no doubt about it: plastic surgery represents a substantial commitment and investment on the part of the patient. San Francisco plastic surgeon Kimberly Henry understands this, which is why she takes the time to consult with each patient individually, discussing her needs, goals, and motivations for considering a given procedure. In the case of breast augmentation in particular, Dr. Henry wants each patient to arrive at a deep understanding of the procedure and what it entails, as well as her reasons for wanting to enlarge her breasts. She wants all of her patients to proceed with confidence and to feel good about their decisions.

Likewise, Dr. Henry wants patients to select a surgeon based on that surgeon’s expertise, experience, and history of results. Just as importantly, patients should feel comfortable with the surgeon; the rapport between them should be strong and natural, and the patient should feel free to ask questions and raise concerns, without hesitation. When dealing with a decision as life-altering as undergoing breast augmentation, patients should not compromise when it comes to selecting a surgeon.

If you are considering breast augmentation, you will want to select a surgeon according to the above criteria, with cost being a secondary concern. That may seem like a tall order at first – of course cost is a factor. But it should not be the deciding factor. Selecting a surgeon based on cost alone might save you money, but it could also come at the risk of your health, or at least your appearance. There are a number of financing options available to patients who do not want to compromise the quality of their care. In the end, entrusting your body to a surgeon with the skill, education, training, and eye for artistry that Dr. Henry has will be more cost-effective than having to revise the results of a less expensive – but also less experienced and talented – surgeon.

The Cost of Breast Augmentation

The cost of breast augmentation can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on the size and type of breast implant and the overall aesthetic goals of the patient. Be wary of any surgeon who emphasizes the low cost of their services over the quality of the results you can expect. Most reputable surgeons prefer not even to discuss cost specifically without first meeting with a patient and discussing her needs and goals.

At Dr. Henry’s practice in San Francisco, breast implants of all types, shapes, and sizes are available. These, however, are not the only factors that influence the cost of breast augmentation. At our practice in San Francisco, breast augmentation costs can only be determined through a confidential consultation with Dr. Henry.

Financing Options

Students are often advised by teachers to pick a college regardless of its cost first and then take explore the various ways to pay for that education. The same principle applies to plastic surgery. Don’t cut corners when it comes to your appearance; once you decide on a procedure or procedures and the surgeon you want to perform them, you will find that there are multiple options available to cover the costs.

Perhaps the easiest and most convenient way to finance plastic surgery while remaining within your budget is to apply for a line of credit through CareCredit®. CareCredit® is one of the financing arms of General Electric, and the company offers low- and even no-interest credit plans with low monthly payments to qualified applicants. Other alternatives include personal loans and credit cards, but your best bet is to try CareCredit® first.

For information about your financing options, or to make an appointment to discuss breast augmentation, please contact San Francisco plastic surgeon Kimberly Henry today.

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