The cost of having a breast implant procedure performed varies widely throughout the United States, even within a specific geographic region. According to the 2012 edition of the Healthcare Blue Book, breast augmentation (including physician, anesthesia, and facility fees) can cost as little as $5,853.00 in Cleveland, Ohio and $5,883.00 in Dallas, Texas or as high as $6,803.00 in Los Angeles, California and $7,301.00 in New York City, New York. As a general rule of thumb, locations where the cost of living is higher will have a higher overall cost for breast augmentation.

Breast implants are not lifetime devices and breast implantation may not be a one-time surgery. The most common complications for breast augmentation and reconstruction with MemoryGel® Implants include any reoperation, capsular contracture, and implant removal with or without replacement. The most common complications with MemoryShape® Implants for breast augmentation include reoperation for any reason, implant removal with or without replacement, and ptosis. The most common complications with MemoryShape® Implants for breast reconstruction include reoperation for any reason, implant removal with or without replacement, and capsular contracture. A lower risk of complication is rupture. The health consequences of a ruptured silicone gel breast implant have not been fully established. MRI screenings are recommended three years after initial implant surgery and then every two years after to detect silent rupture. The most common complications with MENTOR® Saline-filled Implants include reoperation, implant removal, capsular contracture, breast pain, and implant deflation.


Chin augmentation and chin reduction are the two most common treatments to combine with rhinoplasty. To perform chin augmentation, a surgeon places a silicone implant through an incision inside the mouth or just under the chin. In chin reduction, the incisions are placed in the same locations. Then the surgeon reshapes the chin bone, carefully removing millimeters of material to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape.

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