Breast Augmentation Costs and Under Arm technique

6 Submitted by on Thu, 07 October 2010, 21:40

Recently through our blog  “Ask Dr. Tom” site the following question was asked:

 “What is the average cost of breast enlargement? Is there a way that you go through from under your armpit? Thank you.”

We are very proud to offer our patients breast augmentation completely under local anesthesia. Our patients have been very pleased with the results.  We can indeed perform this procedure through a small incision in the armpit area; technically called the “trans-axillary” approach.  Our web site examples of our breast augmentation results and testimonials are highlighted.  

We have entitled our technique “Conscious Breast Augmentation” and NOT “conscious sedation” because we perform the entire procedure with only local anesthesia and oral Tylenol, Benadryl and Ativan.  This has been featured in our Health Watch Mommy Makeover video

An advantage of this technique besides avoiding general anesthesia is that if the patient decides on saline implants we can sit her up during the procedure and she can help us determine if we want to fill the implants up to 10% more volume or not!

And finally because we do not need an anesthesiologist to administer general anesthesia we can pass this cost savings directly back to the patient.  For saline implants the cost of augmentation is $4900.  For silicone implant augmentation the cost is $5900. 

Our consultations are educational and complementary.  Robin our breast augmentation liaison is available to discuss our program by phone (707) 542-8346 or in person.  We look forward to meeting you.

All the best,

Walter Tom

Walter W. Tom, MD, FACS

Medical Director

Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers 

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6 Responses to "Breast Augmentation Costs and Under Arm technique"
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  2. Arvin says:

    Hi Dr. Tom! Your site looks great…I have stumbled upon this site:

    and it shows different prices of breast implants per country and state..Is it true that the price could go as high as 7000 dollars? Can you recommend a cheaper surgical center near my place? Im in Texas right now…Thanks

    • Hello Arvin,

      Thank you for your inquiry and the interesting link for breast augmentation costs. It is heartening to me that we have priced our breast augmentation cost quite competitively with even cosmetic surgery abroad countries. We have been able to keep our costs down because of our unique dedication to performing all cosmetic procedures under a true local tumescent anesthesia protocol. Our web link is We have passed on the general or even “conscious sedation” anesthesia savings to our patients. You may want to perform an internet search for physicians specializing in this technique in your state of Texas or nearby Oklahoma.

      We also offer a health CARE CREDIT card financing that is useful for many of our patients:

      Arvin, please remember that cost is not the only factor. You must feel comfortable with your team and assess their quality standards.

      I am also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons and you can look for surgeons on their website at

      I wish you the best of luck in finding the right surgeon for you that is also within your budget.

      All the best,
      Walter Tom
      Walter Tom, MD, FACS
      Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers

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