When considering breast implants, one of the top questions on patient’s minds is the cost. Though it is difficult to give patients a hard number because each case is different, there are some guidelines that can help you figure out what a typical price for breast implants will be.
A simple breast augmentation in Australia costs around $6,000-$10,000 AUD. When adding to a breast augmentation, the price rises. Many women require a lift in addition to an augmentation.
While it’s not recommended to shop around for the best ‘deal’ because deals tend to be too good to be true, you should consult several surgeons to get a feel for the price and procedure. When visiting with surgeons, ask about the number of implant procedures they have performed and to see before-and-after photos to asses the surgeon’s style and skill.
Typically the total price you are quoted includes the surgeon’s fee, hospital, anesthesia, and implant costs. As an elective surgery, breast implants are not covered by insurance. Implants likely will not last a lifetime and may have to be replaced in the future. Be sure to ask how they will change after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and if you were to have them removed.
Breast Implants in Thailand
Many Australians travel to Thailand to save money on cosmetic surgery and breast implants are no exception. Breast implants average around $4,000 AUD in Thailand, 30-40% less than prices in Australia. Thailand is much cheaper because of labor costs. Nurses and doctors make much less in Thailand. These costs do not include airfare or hotels (which patients will need for recovery time). Patients traveling to Thailand for breast implants must do twice the research and due diligence. Your surgeon should be a member of an accredited society, patients should speak directly to the surgeon or office, and patients should know what kind of equipment, implants, and brands the surgeon is using. Traveling overseas for a procedure is risky and patients should be educated. Industry professionals warn against traveling to Thailand for surgery, warning that corrective surgery costs can really devastate a person’s finances.
For an exact cost of breast implants in Australia, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Your total cost will depend on a lot of factors that you cannot find on the Internet. Most clinics offer payment plans and financing if you are unable to pay upfront. In some cases, if your breasts are asymmetrical, insurance may cover the cost of your procedure.