Breast augmentation is an ambulatory procedure typically performed to enlarge small breasts, underdeveloped breasts or breasts that have decreased in size after a woman has had children. It is accomplished by surgically inserting an implant behind each breast. An incision is made either under the breast, around the areola (the pink skin surrounding the nipple) or in the armpit. A pocket is created for the implant either behind the breast tissue or behind the muscle between the breast and the chest wall.
Costs include transportation (airport pick up / drop), ambulatory procedure, 1½ hours of surgery at the Specialized Surgical Unit, epidural or spinal anesthesia with mild sedation, surgical team fees, consumables, nursing care. Accurate estimates for care shall be provided when the patient has been thoroughly examined by the physician after admission.