Why Breast Implant Prices Vary by Type and Size

What is My Breast Implant Type and Size?

When comparing breast implant prices from different surgeons, you’ll notice a significant difference in costs for different types of implants and procedures. Most breast implant surgeons don’t set flat-fee breast implant prices and instead work by extending a quote based on several factors related to your particular surgery. Contact a cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss the different sizes and types of implants available and their respective costs. 

When you go in for a breast augmentation consultation, your breast implant doctor will take the time to learn about your goals and determine whether you’d be a good candidate for silicone implants or saline implants. Some surgeons prefer one breast implant type over another and will explain why during your visit. Click here to see some of our breast implant before and after pictures to see cases similar to yours. Before you meet with your surgeon, read more about the difference between silicone and saline implants, and check out our breakdown of breast augmentation costs.

What Are Some Factors Related to Breast Implant Prices?

  • Size of your implants
  • Type of surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction (combination)
  • Silicone implants or saline implants
  • Brand of implants (Mentor® or NATRELLE®)
  • Shape of implant (round or teardrop)
  • Incision location (armpit, belly button, etc.)

Why Are Breast Implant Prices Different?

Since breast implant cost vary significantly from surgeon to surgeon, it’s in your best interest to compare fees from at least three or four breast implant surgeons or board-certified plastic surgeons in your area. Set up a consultation with each surgeon and request a customized quote from each. Most breast implant surgeons offer free consultations and are willing to extend a quote or special offer immediately after your visit.

Keep in mind that going with a surgeon who offers the lowest breast implant prices may mean you’re compromising on the quality of your surgery or working with a surgeon who doesn’t have as much experience or as many skills as other more qualified surgeons.