4. Breast Implants
While many insurance plans cover breast reconstruction following a lumpectomy or mastectomy, few are willing to foot the bill for breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons.
With nearly 300,000 procedures performed in 2015 alone, according to the ASPS, breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. And according to WebMD, this surgery will cost you from $5,000 to $10,000.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many ways to save on breast implants or augmentation. If you can’t pay for your surgery upfront, consider asking your surgeon about financing options or pursuing CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that lets borrowers finance medical procedures.
Additionally, prospective patients should consider saline implants, which cost about $1,000 less than silicone implants and are easier to replace.