Typical Costs Associated With Cheek Augmentation Procedures

by Amber Smith - Date: 2007-06-18 - Word Count: 520 Share This!

Thousands of cheek augmentations are performed each year. All have different prices, depending on the quality of the surgeon, the average prices in the area, and the specific type of procedure being performed.

In order to get the most accurate quote on a cheek augmentation surgery, you will need to consult with a local plastic surgeon. When you're trying to set up an appointment, ask your friends and colleagues for references. Your face is such an important part of who you are that you should only trust the best.

How It Works

Before we really talk about the cost of a cheek augmentation procedure, you need to understand how it works. Before doing anything else, you will have to participate in an initial consultation. You will tell the surgeon about your desires and expectations (make a list before you go into the office!), and he will evaluate your skin and take your medical history in order to provide the best recommendations for you.

After determining that a cheek augmentation procedure is feasible, many surgeons will use a computer system to show you the possible changes to your appearance. You will agree on the desired look, and make plans for your surgery. Never okay a look or a plan that you are not completely comfortable with; if you are uncomfortable with the doctor or his plan, politely tell him that you need some time to think it over. You may even want to visit a couple of surgeons before making your final decision, though you will have to pay two initial consultation fees, which usually run around $150.

After making your selection, you will probably visit the front office where the office manager or one of the staff will go over the estimated cost of the procedure. They will also tell you whether your insurance will consider paying any of the cost, and whether they have a financing program. Make sure you get all estimates and instructions in writing so that you know exactly what you are agreeing to do.

The Typical Cost

The average cost across the United States for a cheek augmentation is between $2500 and $3000. Remember, though, if you are choosing the very best surgeon, he will likely charge significantly more. Additionally, this estimate does not include anesthesia or facility fees. With those included the procedure will most likely cost from $3000 up to $8000.

Insurance Coverage

In general, cheek augmentation is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, and insurance companies do not pay for cosmetic surgeries. You should plan to pay the entire cost, including the initial consultation fee (on average, it's around $150), out of pocket.

If you have been in a serious accident, you have dental problems requiring correction that has caused the problem, or your child has a birth defect, insurance may consider covering part or all of the procedure. You will need to talk to the insurance and get their agreement in writing concerning what they are willing to pay.

Insurance companies, however, can sometimes be very intimidating. If you need extra help finding out the terms of your insurance, most doctors' offices are more than happy to help you.

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If you are interested in having a cheek augmentation procedure or another cosmetic surgery performed, contact your cosmetic surgery center whether it's for cosmetic dental surgery , cosmetic eye surgery or a cheek augmentation procedure.

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