Breast reconstructive surgery is a procedure that helps restore the breasts of cancer patients who have undergone a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. Nationally, the average cost of this procedure is $7,000. There is, however, a significant range in the price of breast reconstruction. The factors that affect the breast reconstruction cost are plentiful but fall mainly into three categories. Cost factors include type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
Likely, the patient will undergo general anesthesia when receiving a breast reconstructive surgery. The cost of anesthesia will typically add $350 - $800 to the cost of surgery. More about anesthesia..
Surgery costs typically rise between $650 - $1850 because of operating room fees (fees that cover the use of the facility and of specific equipment). In the case of breast reconstruction it may be more as this procedure is sometimes done as an inpatient procedure. More about operating room fees.
The price of surgery will vary based on how experienced, certified, and in demand the surgeon performing your forehead lift is. Only a board certified surgeon should perform this procedure. To help ensure your results are closest to those desired, consider more than just the price when choosing your surgeon. More expensive surgeons may be more experienced, and it likely will be worth the extra expenses. The cost of breast reconstructive surgery varies based on region of the country, so depending on where your surgeon is located, the price may be affected.
Financing a Breast Reconstruction
The emotional and reconstructive necessity of this procedure makes insurance often involved. What insurance will not cover can be managed easier with financing plans.