Visit Dr. Zimmerman to Learn About the IDEAL IMPLANT® and How Much Breast Implants Cost

by | Jan 11, 2021 | Plastic Surgeon Feature

When thinking about getting a breast augmentation, you probably want to know just how much breast implants cost, in addition to figuring out all your available options. In the greater Sacramento area, you’ll find the Zimmerman Center for Plastic Surgery, where you can meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Zimmerman to discuss all the different aspects of your breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Zimmerman is an expert in the field of plastic surgery, with over 30 years of experience, and a warm and compassionate bedside manner. He specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face. Dr. Zimmerman is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the newest breast implant technology for women.

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

According to, the short answer is that the average cost of a breast augmentation is $6,525. You could pay more or less depending on your surgeon’s expertise, how complex or involved your procedure is, where you live, the type of implants you choose, etc. There are also many different factors that affect the overall price tag that you might not have thought about before, such as the type of anesthesia your surgeon uses (and who administers it), and if your surgery takes place in a plastic surgery center or at a local hospital. 

Dr. Zimmerman has performed more than 8,000 breast augmentations over his years of practice and can give you an accurate estimate of the overall amount you can expect to pay. He will detail if the cost covers pre-and post-op visits, pain management, and recovery garments. Because breast augmentation is considered cosmetic surgery, it is not covered by medical insurance, so Dr. Zimmerman can work with you to determine the kind of payment method that will fit your financial criteria.

What to Expect at Your Consultation

When you book a private consultation with Dr. Zimmerman, he will go over all the different implant types with you, and talk to you about the best ones for your unique body. He will listen to your personal desires and try to find a size and shape that will help you achieve those goals. Dr. Zimmerman currently offers the three types of implants that are on the market today: silicone gel breast implants, unstructured saline breast implants, and the new structured breast implant: the IDEAL IMPLANT. 

Dr. Zimmerman will also go over the types of incisions used during breast augmentation surgery and talk to you about the recovery process. He will take measurements of your chest area and walk you through each step of the procedure. This is a great time to ask any questions or discuss potential concerns you have about the process. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT: A Beautiful Option for Your Procedure

If you take the time to evaluate the three types of breast implants available, you’ll notice there’s a difference in how much these breast implants cost. In general, unstructured saline implants are the least expensive, with silicone gel implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT costing a little more. However, it’s important to not only consider the initial cost, but also the money you’ll be spending to maintain your implants. For example, the FDA currently recommends that women with silicone gel-filled breast implants get an MRI or ultrasound scan every two to three years to check for ruptures. This is because silicone gel implants are filled with a sticky gel and ruptures can’t be detected by a  physical examination. “The average cost of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,000.” –from 

So say you pay the $6,500 for your surgery, and then, three years later, the $2,000 fee to undergo an MRI, only to discover that you have a rupture in your silicone gel implant. You will then have to pay additional money to have your surgeon remove and replace the implant. You could be out thousands of dollars or more, and have to deal with recovery from another surgery.

Meanwhile, the IDEAL IMPLANT can give you peace of mind when it comes to your breast implants. Women can achieve a beautiful profile and take comfort in the fact that there is only saline inside. There is no need for expensive MRIs to detect ruptures, because if you have a rupture, the implant will deflate slightly, and you’ll see it in a mirror. Plus, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a lower rate of both rupture and capsular contracture when compared to silicone gel-filled implants, so you’re less likely to experience these issues. It’s important to not only think about how much your breast implants cost financially, but also what the cost will be to your overall health.

In 2018, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) awarded Dr. Terry Zimmerman the Best Overall Scientific Paper Award for his presentation of “IDEAL IMPLANT® – Seven-Year Clinical Trial Results” at the 68th California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dr. Zimmerman said upon receiving the award, “. . . The hard work and dedication of the 45 U.S. plastic surgeon investigators has confirmed the performance of an implant technology that better addresses women’s concerns, with evidence of a lower risk of complications.” 

Dr. Zimmerman’s Education and Background

Dr. Zimmerman received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California San Diego and his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed a five-year general surgery residency with the East Bay program in Oakland, California, and a three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center. Dr. Zimmerman is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and currently serves as President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.  

He recently served as the Chief of Surgery at the Mercy Folsom Hospital and has been a member of the hospital’s medical executive board for over 16 years. Dr. Zimmerman is also a RealSelf Certified Physician. He is committed to staying current with new technologies, while still remaining true to effective, traditional techniques.

Select Dr. Zimmerman for Your Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Zimmerman believes all of his patients should feel informed and educated when they decide to make the change they’ve always wanted. He holds himself and his staff to high professional standards and believes in creating beautiful, natural results.  

“I came to Dr Zimmerman after many other consults with plastic surgeons trying to have my breast asymmetry fixed and my breasts enhanced with breast augmentation. . . Dr Zimmerman made me feel so safe, at home, educated and appreciated. I knew that I would be well taken care of. The experience before and after surgery was great, and my results are fantastic. I am able to feel comfortable in my own skin and comfortable knowing I picked the right plastic surgeon. I recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery . . .” –Realself review from kamrynch

Considering breast implants in Folsom, CA? Contact Dr. Zimmerman today to discuss your options. Simply call (916) 983-0550 or visit Dr. Zimmerman’s office is located at 2370 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, CA 95630. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.