How much does breast augmentation cost

How much does breast augmentation cost

Have you wanted bigger breasts for a long time, and finally decided to take the plunge?  You’re not alone. Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the US.  Women that undergo the procedure are generally satisfied and more confident after surgery.  But how much does breast augmentation cost?

How much does breast augmentation cost

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $3,824, but the procedure can cost as much as $12,000.

The cost of breast augmentation is variable because there are several factors that can affect the final price, including the type of implants, surgery-related fees, and the surgeon’s fee. 

Type of implants

Silicone and saline implants are the two main types of implants used for breast augmentation.  Silicone implants are a popular choice because they look a lot like natural breasts. However, they are more expensive than saline implants.

Surgery related fees

Surgery related fees such as the anesthesia fee, surgical facility fee, and the cost of post-surgery garments and medications, can all impact the cost of breast augmentation.

Surgeon’s fee

The level of experience of the surgeon influences the cost of breast augmentation, because highly experienced surgeons may charge more for their expertise.    However, when selecting a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation, it is always necessary to consider their certification, experience, and reputation for delivering successful outcomes, and not just cost.  

If you are planning to have breast augmentation surgery, be sure to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.  The surgeon will provide a detailed cost breakdown based on your specific requirements.  

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Beverly Hills, CA area, Rodeo Surgical Art is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling 310-652-4500.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling has been trending in cosmetic circles lately, and for good reason.  It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that treats a variety of skin concerns.  Microneedling has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to innovative devices like Dermapen.   But what are the benefits of microneedling.

What is microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a skin rejuvenation treatment that improves the health and appearance of the skin. 

Microneedling is performed using a pen shaped device that is fitted with tiny needles, which are used to create micro-injuries in the skin.  The micro-injuries trigger the skin’s natural wound healing process.  Microneedling is a gentle, virtually painless treatment that requires very little downtime.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

  • Increases collagen and elastin

Microneedling increases the production of collagen and elastin, which both contribute to younger-looking skin.  Collagen makes skin plumper, and this helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, and stretch marks.  Elastin boosts skin elasticity, making the skin tighter and more toned.

  • Promotes new skin cells

Microneedling stimulates the growth of new skin cells that improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.   The new skin cells restore the skin’s youthful glow and make it softer, smoother, and firmer.

  • Improves the effectiveness of topical skin care products

After microneedling, topical skin care products such as gels, creams, moisturizers, and serums, are able to penetrate deeper into the skin.  Consequently, they are absorbed more efficiently, and work more effectively.

Are you ready to restore youthful, glowing skin with microneedling?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Las Vegas, NV area, Stile Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling 702-243-9555.

How long is Recovery from a facelift?

How long is Recovery from a facelift?

If you are looking for a real, effective solution for visible signs of aging a facelift is certainly the ideal procedure.  However, people considering facelift surgery are often unsure about the recovery time.  Recovery from facelift surgery is quicker and more comfortable than it once was, thanks to the advances made in cosmetic surgery. 

Facelift Surgery

A facelift or rhytidectomy typically addresses sagging skin in the lower third of the face, as well as wrinkles around the nose and mouth.  There are a variety of facelift procedures now being offered, so surgery can be customized to satisfy the aesthetic goals of each patient.

How long is recovery from a facelift?

Depending on the extent of the procedure, recovery from facelift surgery can take 1-2 weeks.

Recovery from a traditional or full facelift typically takes longer than recovery from a mid-facelift.  A traditional facelift addresses aging in the cheek area, neck and jawline, whereas the mid-facelift targets the midsection of the face, i.e. the lower eyelids, cheeks, and corner of the mouth.  Since the mid-facelift is less invasive, there is less swelling and bruising after surgery.  Consequently, patients are often able to return to work after one week.

What to expect after surgery

Most patients have bruising and swelling after facelift surgery, but the majority of the swelling resolves within 7-14 days.  There may also be some facial numbness, which will gradually diminish over several weeks.  Pain medication is usually prescribed for the first 2-3 days, to ease any discomfort.

Would you like to learn more about recovery from a facelift?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the New York, NY area, Specialty Aesthetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at or by calling (212) 737-8700.