How Much is Breast Surgery? Get Your Questions Answered by Dr. Steven Ringler

by | Jul 22, 2021 | Breast Implants Before and After, Plastic Surgeon Feature

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

Did you know over 200,000 women underwent breast augmentation surgery in 2020? Year after year this procedure remains the most popular cosmetic surgery according to statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentation offers lasting results and a very high satisfaction rate, which is why so many women opt to enhance their bodies in this way. However, in order to achieve the results you want you need an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon on your side. In addition to providing excellent results, the right surgeon will be able to answer all your questions, from “how much is breast surgery” to “what type of implant will give me great results and peace of mind?”. For women in and around Grand Rapids, Dr. Steven Ringler is the surgeon you need. Dr. Ringler’s 35 years of experience in the art and science of cosmetic surgery will help you reach your breast augmentation goals. Learn more about getting a breast augmentation from Dr. Ringler below.

Breast Surgery Before and After Pictures: Why They Matter

Before you choose a plastic surgeon for your breast surgery it is important to look at their before and after pictures to see the kinds of results they offer. Most surgeons provide these on their website, Realself profile, or during a consultation. Dr. Ringler’s surgical skill is demonstrated in the before and after pictures below. 

This 41 year old patient received the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant® filled to 375cc. The “after” picture was taken one year post-op. As you can see, Dr. Ringler’s patient has natural looking results and will enjoy them for years to come.

How Much is Breast Surgery? Think About the Future

There are many factors that weigh into how much your breast surgery will cost. The total cost of a primary breast augmentation will include items such as:

  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Medical tests
  • Surgical facility fees
  • Prescription medications
  • Surgeon fees
  • Breast implant choice

Insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of a cosmetic breast augmentation.

When you’re planning your breast augmentation, it is important to remember that frugality isn’t the top priority. Surgeons with more experience are likely to charge proportionate to their expertise. A highly skilled surgeon is more likely to get you the results you want. 

Likewise, choosing a breast implant just because it is the cheapest option isn’t always a good choice. Remember, you could have these implants for the next 30 years or more, the money you spend on your primary augmentation is an investment in your future. If you choose a breast implant simply because it costs less, even though it feels unnatural to you, you may opt for reoperation, increasing your costs. 

This is why, when it comes to asking “how much is breast surgery,” you need to think about your future, not just your present. At your first consultation, Dr. Ringler will review what each choice means for your results, both for the present and for the future. As Dr. Ringler explains, “I think it’s really important, as a physician, to educate the patient. That’s part of the informed consent process. I think patients need to understand what their options are. It’s their body. They need to make the decision.” Meanwhile, his staff will prepare for you a comprehensive and individualized quote. If you’re curious about the cost of breast surgery, don’t rely on an online calculator or estimator, visit Dr. Ringler’s office for a consultation today.

Breast Implant Complications

While most women with breast implants do not encounter complications, they are important to know about before your surgery, and another reason you need to choose your breast implants carefully. In addition to reviewing the look and feel of each breast implant, Dr. Ringler will explain the associated risks, including rates of rupture and capsular contracture. Choosing an implant with low rates of these more common complications, like the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, will help you avoid reoperation in the future. To compare the risk rates of some of the most popular breast implants available visit this page

Factor in Warranties to Answer How Much is Breast Surgery

When asking about the total cost of your breast surgery, you should also consider breast implant warranties. As with primary augmentations, insurance companies typically do not cover reoperations after cosmetic breast augmentations. That means if your breast implant ruptures you will have to pay for the reoperation out of your own pocket. Most implants come with warranties to cover these types of complications, but they vary on the specifics. One of the most comprehensive breast implant warranties is available with the  IDEAL IMPLANT, which offers affordable and renewable coverage for the most common post-surgery complications. To learn more about IDEAL IMPLANT’s warranty, visit the IDEAL IMPLANT website or ask Dr. Ringler during your consultation.

How to Prepare for Your First Visit with Dr. Ringler

Whether you are just curious about breast surgery, or you’re ready to schedule your augmentation, Dr. Ringler and his staff welcome you to make your first appointment at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Before you visit for the first time here are a few ways you can prepare:

  • Write down any questions you have, such as “how much is breast surgery?,” or “what is recovery like?” 
  • Bring a list of your current medications and information about your allergies and family history to help Dr. Ringler determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery. 
  • Be prepared to talk about your ideal results, lifestyle, and expectations. 
  • Take a look at Dr. Ringler’s before and after gallery on his website to see more pictures like the one above.

At your consultation you will be presented with the different types of breast implant options, and Dr. Ringler will explain what each type offers. To learn the basics visit this compare page. Dr. Ringler is one of the exclusive surgeons in the nation to offer the latest breast implant option, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. According to Dr. Ringler, “As soon as the IDEAL IMPLANT became commercially available, I began using the product. It’s a great advancement because it’s really the best design change that I’ve seen in implants throughout my entire career.” 

Schedule Your First Appointment Today

Dr. Ringler is dedicated to giving each patient the best, and safest, cosmetic surgery experience. As recent Realself reviewer hollysortman wrote, 

“Amazing experience all the way from initial consult to post-op for my Ideal Breast Augmentation with Dr. Ringler! … Dr. Ringler really listened to what I wanted for my breast implant procedure outcome. … very caring and thoughtful to all my needs. Love my new breasts and couldn’t be happier! Thank you, thank you, Dr. Ringler!”  

If you have questions about breast implants, combination surgeries, or are just curious how much is breast surgery, Dr. Ringler is ready to help. Don’t wait to start feeling more confident in your skin, give Dr. Ringler and his staff a call today.

Considering breast implants in Grand Rapids? Contact Dr. Steven Ringler today to discuss your options. Simply call (616) 328-8800 or visit Dr. Ringler’s office is located at 1151 East Paris Ave SE #200,Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.