If a woman undergoes a mastectomy or breast removal surgery, or suffers breast tissue loss due to an injury, she will usually have the cosmetic surgery option to have the breast reconstructed. Breast reconstruction may sometimes be performed along with the mastectomy, while in other cases it can be performed at a later stage.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of breast reconstruction, including its estimated costs. Dr. Wright Jones is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing breast reconstruction and other procedures. Dr. Jones ensures that the patient is well-informed about costs and other aspects in order to make the right decision. He receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and surrounding communities.
The overall dollar amount of breast reconstruction plastic surgery can vary from one practice to another. In some cases, it may even vary from one patient to another at the same practice. The following factors can influence the actual monetary amount of the surgery.
Where the practice is located can make a significant difference to the overall cost of breast reconstruction surgery. Cost of living in major urban centers, Coastal areas, and other prime locations will usually be higher because of the higher median household income, higher real estate costs, taxation and other aspects. For instance, the impact on your checking account for breast reconstruction in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta GA, and nearby areas may not be the same as the dollar amount in, say, Ohio.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon can vary according to their skills, training and experience, apart from their reputation in the field of breast surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, while aspects such as the surgeon’s fee should only be viewed as secondary considerations in such a choice.
Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs
The plastic surgeon may perform the breast reconstruction procedure at a hospital, an accredited ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will vary, and it will have an impact on the overall dollar amount of the procedure. If the procedure is performed using general anesthesia, the fee of the anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse can also vary.
Extent of Surgery
In most cases, breast reconstruction will involve the placement of saline or silicone breast implants. But some patients may only require a fat transfer procedure, which will be relatively less complex. Whether the procedure is performed simultaneously with mastectomy or at a later stage will also make a difference to the overall monetary amount of the surgery. Patients should consider all aspects while estimating the costs of the procedure.
Insurance and Financing
Breast reconstruction financial factors may be fully or partially covered under the patient’s health plan. It is better to review the insurance aspect in advance with the insurance provider. Patients who do not have this coverage may consider various low-interest financing options, including loans through professional medical care finance companies.
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