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2nd breast augmentation cost

There are a lot of things to consider when getting breast augmentation. You have to choose your surgeon, decide on the size and type of implant, and consider how you’ll pay for it all. But one thing that might not immediately come to mind is the cost of second breast augmentation surgery.

Second breast augmentation surgery can be an option for women who want more volume or feel that their breasts look asymmetrical after their first procedure. However, there are a few things you should know before booking your consultation with your plastic surgeon:

How much does second breast augmentation cost?

The average cost of second breast augmentation is $10,000-15,000 per procedure, which includes the surgeon’s fee and anesthesia costs but not travel expenses or other miscellaneous costs (such as prescriptions). This price can vary depending on where you live—for instance, if you live in a city where cosmetic surgery is more popular or prestigious than others, such as New York City or Los Angeles; if you live in an area where cosmetic surgeons are scarce; or if your insurance covers any part of your procedure. It also depends on what type of implant is used (silicone gel vs saline),

2nd breast augmentation cost

How much does breast augmentation cost?

The average cost of breast augmentation surgery is $4,516, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Please consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to determine your final fee.

A surgeon’s fee for breast augmentation will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location.

Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for breast augmentation, so be sure to ask.

Breast augmentation costs may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for breast augmentation, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.

Breast augmentation and health insurance

Most health insurance plans will not cover cosmetic breast augmentation costs, related complications or another surgery to revise the appearance of your breasts.

Some carriers even exclude breast diseases in patients who have breast implants.

Carefully review your health insurance policy before having your breast augmentation.


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cheapest state to get breast augmentation

Many people who opt for plastic surgery use a local surgeon without fully understanding that traveling one state over can result in thousands in cost savings. Our recent study of plastic surgery costs across the United States show that local may not be the most economical. In particular, the price of breast implants varies significantly from state to state. Surveying over 160 clinics across the United States, our research shows that breast augmentation has no set pricing. This means that the average cost of the procedure can vary in the thousands of dollars, depending solely on the location of where the procedure is performed.

Below is a list of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to have breast implant surgery performed based on pricing and location desirability. These cities were picked based on the high recommendation and certification of the plastic surgeons, competitive prices, and the factor of having a comfortable (vacation-like) surrounding from which to heal.

Our findings summarize that the cheapest city to receive saline breast augmentation is Miami followed by Washington, Austin and Chicago. The most expensive out of the top ten list (based on the lowest price offered at various clinics in the location) are San Francisco, Dallas and Seattle. These results show the pricing for saline breast augmentation. Silicon breast augmentation is generally more expensive than saline and reports on specific silicon breast implant pricing will be revealed in a separate study.

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How Much Does A Breast Augmentation Cost?

When you think plastic surgery you probably think of breast augmentation. These popular procedures are quite ubiquitous, but what do they cost? We’ve got all the details

The Skinny

What is the average cost of a breast augmentation?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a breast augmentation (a.k.a. augmentation mammaplasty) in 2020 was between $4,500 – $5,000, but there are other expenses (details below!) that need to be considered when booking a cosmetic procedure.

AEDIT Average Breast Augmentation Procedure Cost Range Chart
  • Average Cost of Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty): $4,500-$5,000
  • Price Range for Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty): $3,300 – $15,000

Candidates considering a breast augmentation surgery will find it useful to understand the various factors that contribute to the total cost of a cosmetic procedure. The following table offers an overview of potential factors that will contribute to the final price.


Type of Breast AugmentationImplants vs. Fat Transfer
ProviderTraining, experience, specialty
Consultation FeeMay or may not be applied towards procedure cost
Anesthesiologist FeeTraining, experience
LocationFacility fees vary by region
Recovery ExpensesSpecial equipment, follow ups, etc.

The Specifics

What is a breast augmentation (a.k.a. augmentation mammaplasty)?

A quick refresher on what a breast augmentation actually is. There are three general options for breast enhancement:

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  • Breast Augmentation with Implants
  • Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Hybrid Breast Augmentation

Breast implants involve the placement of synthetic (usually silicone implants or saline implants) medical grade inserts, fat transfer utilizes a patient’s own fat liposuctioned from one area of the body and implanted into the breast tissue, and a hybrid procedure combines synthetic implants and fat transfer for high customization.

We’ll also mention here that oftentimes breast reduction surgery and breast augmentation may be combined with a breast lift procedure as well. If your breast augmentation is going to be part of a multi-step procedure, costs will be different than the prices listed here. This page, however, will still be useful in understanding what goes into the price of a breast augmentation as a standalone procedure.

What affects the cost of a breast augmentation?

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of the variables we introduced in the first table. The information here is a general estimate. Consultations with plastic surgeons always provides the most accurate assessment of the cost of your breast augmentation.

Average Cost by Procedure: Breast Augmentation

With that said, the following bullets can help you get a feel for the questions to ask and elements to consider during a cosmetic consultation. Knowledge is power!

  • Breast Augmentation Type: Breast augmentations with implants are usually on the lower end of the cost spectrum. Fat transfer and hybrid procedures combine liposuction with breast augmentation, so they usually cost a little more.
  • Provider: A more experienced, board certified plastic surgeon or specialized provider usually has higher fees for their skills and so higher consultation fees. Of note, the consultation fee may or may not be applied towards the final cost of the procedure.
  • Anesthesiologist: Just like with the cosmetic surgeon, education, training, and experience will affect cost. General anesthesia requires more expertise and therefore is more expensive than local anesthesia. Most local anesthetics can be administered without an anesthesiologist.
  • Location: Everyone knows things are more expensive on the coasts and this holds true for plastic surgeries. The 2020 ASPS Report shows procedure occurrences by region. The east and west coasts accounted for a majority of all breast augmentations performed in 2020. More breast augmentations means more experienced providers and higher plastic surgery costs.
  • Recovery: Breast augmentation recovery will vary by the procedure type. Recovery may include prescriptions, compression garments, follow ups, and missed work.

There are numerous types of breast augmentations and the most appropriate technique for a candidate will be dependent on the individual. The table below provides additional details specific to each procedure type.


Breast Augmentation with ImplantsStraightforward procedure with lower cost.
Breast Augmentation with Fat TransferLipo and fat transfer combo with average cost.
Hybrid Breast AugmentationDual modality procedure with average cost.

What does the cost of a breast augmentation include?

When it comes to medicine, we all want to know what we are actually paying for. We’ve got some answers for you when it comes to what the price of a breast augmentation truly includes.

The time the surgeon spends performing the breast augmentation procedure is typically what gets stated as the ‘average cost’ or ‘surgeon’s fee.’ It’s not apples to apples, but think of it as your surgeon’s hourly rate. It’s helpful to remember your provider has business expenses like office rent, staff payroll, professional liability insurance, and office and medical supplies on top of their personal salary.

Breast augmentation costs continue to rise as our variables are added in. Additional medical personnel in the room, (like the anesthesiologist, nurses, and surgical assistants), tools and supplies used during your breast augmentation (needles, bandages, surgical gowns, gloves, etc.), medications before, during, and after your breast augmentation (sedatives, painkillers, antibiotics, etc.), and the fee for the hospital or facility’s procedure or operating room.

And finally there are the personal expenses you will encounter during your breast augmentation experience. These can include consultation fees, travel costs, pre-surgical care, time off from work, and recovery supplies you personally purchase.

How much does a breast augmentation cost?

average cost by procedure breast augmentation

Next question: What are the actual numbers? The table below provides cost range estimates by specific breast augmentation procedure type. These procedure estimates are inclusive of all the variables we mentioned except your personal expenses. The ranges are, yes, wide-ranging, but they can help with understanding which procedure types are usually more costly. It’s worth noting that many providers have financing options to assist with cost.


Breast Augmentation with Implants$3,900 to $10,000
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer$5,000 to $15,000
Hybrid Breast Augmentation$3,300 to $15,000

How much does a breast augmentation cost across the United States?

Location, location, location! Have we made it sufficiently clear that location plays a major role in the overall cost of a breast augmentation. The ASPS 2020 Statistics Report shows a majority of all breast augmentations occur along the coasts. More procedures usually means higher costs.

AEDIT Average Breast Augmentation Procedure Costs By State Chart

The table below breaks down costs by state. The numbers in this table are from zip codes selected from the capital of each listed state.


New Hampshire$4,000-$10,500
New Jersey$4,000-$10,500
New Mexico$3,500-$6,995
New York$4,000-$10,500
North Carolina$3,000-$5,900
North Dakota$3,200-$11,000
Rhode Island$4,000-$10,500
South Carolina*$2,500-$15,995
South Dakota$3,200-$11,000
Washington DC$4,000-$10,500
West Virginia$4,000-$10,500

*these states are presented as national averages as specific information is not available

How much does a breast augmentation cost around the world?

For those considering pursuing a breast augmentation abroad, the following table compares average cost estimates in a few countries. Quick reminder to also factor in travel expenses, research the reputation of the provider and facility, and add in the extra costs related to recovery when reviewing the listed prices. The table below reflects costs converted to U.S. dollars.


Canada$8,000 to $10,000
Mexico$2,800 to $5,500
Colombia$2,000 to $4,000
United Kingdom$4,800 to $11,000
Australia$6,000 to $12,000
Japan$3,000 to $7,000
United Arab Emirates$5,000 to $10,000

Does insurance cover the cost of a breast augmentation?

Does insurance cover my procedure? It’s a common question and it has a complicated answer. Let’s review two definitions from the American Medical Association (AMA):

  • Cosmetic Surgery: Procedures for reshaping normal structures for improved appearance and self-esteem.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: Procedures performed on abnormal body structures resulting from congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, disease, infection, or tumors.

Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, but reconstructive surgeries may be. In the case of breast augmentation procedures, there can be a medical indication for performing the procedure. Women who have undergone a mastectomy for breast cancer and are undergoing breast reconstruction may have their procedure(s) covered by health insurance.

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