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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost? Melbourne Price Guide

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the size and shape of a person’s breasts. This is achieved by inserting breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue. It is a popular choice for those who seek fuller, more symmetrical breasts, whether for cosmetic reasons or to restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy or weight loss.

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Breast Augmentation Price Ranges – Average Price in Melbourne

If you are considering Breast Augmentation surgery, you will likely need to do some financial planning and research before taking the next step. You may find yourself wondering why costs appear to vary significantly from Surgeon to Surgeon.

The average surgery price will vary significantly, and this is due to a number of factors. Your surgeon’s level of expertise, the condition of your breast tissue and the type of surgery required will all influence the cost of your procedure.

This blog will discuss breast implant surgery prices in Australia in further detail, and explore the deciding factors which may impact the cost of your surgery.

Why does the cost of Breast Augmentation vary?

Plastic Surgery costs for Breast Enlargement vary depending on seven important factors:

WHO is performing the surgery?

  • Above all, you should consider your Surgeon’s level of experience, training and qualifications.
  • For example, how many Breast Augmentation procedures have they have performed and are they highly trained?

WHAT is included in your surgical quote or price estimate?

  • Is everything included in your price quote? If it’s not, you may get hit with unexpected expenses such as anaesthetic, facility fees, medication, recovery aids and more.

WHERE will your surgery be performed?

  • Will you be under General Anaesthetic in a hospital or under Local Anaesthetic in a clinic back room?

WHEN will your surgery be performed?

  • If you are planning surgery several months or even a year in advance, be aware that prices may change.
  • Therefore, we recommend speaking to a member of our Patient Care Team about rapidly-changing hospital fees and rebate criteria for medically-indicated breast surgery.

WHY are you are having the procedure?

HOW long will your surgery take in theatre?

  • The duration of your surgery often depends on the complexity of your chosen procedure, which brings us to the next point.

YOU – Complexity of the case

  • The complexity of your procedure, which may take in to account your existing proportions, health and skin condition, will often impact on pricing.
  • For example, is it a primary procedure, a more complex revision or combined Breast Lift with Implants?
  • A more complex surgery will involve a higher level of planning and surgical experience.

In addition, breast implants alone vary in cost depending on manufacturing processes, content or fill quality, brand, type and style. Implants can cost up to $2800 for a pair, not including surgery or hospital costs or follow-up care.

Models and makes of breast implants vary in terms of reputation and approval. Motiva and Mentor are two of the premium breast implant brands in Australia at the current time.

What are the average price ranges for Breast Augmentation in Melbourne?

There are 3 basic price ranges for Breast Augmentation procedures in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Low-cost
  • Mid-range
  • High-range

1. Low-cost surgery

  • Low-cost surgery is usually performed in a clinic back room using “awake” or “twilight’ Anaesthetic as opposed to a Hospital under General Anaesthetic.
  • If you’re considering back-room options to reduce your Breast Augmentation costs, we recommend you view the ABC FOUR CORNERS cosmetic surgery report on back-room operations in Australia.
  • Typically performed by a GP or other doctor without RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) recognition, as opposed to a qualified and accredited Plastic Surgeon.
  • Patients may experience unexpected out-of-pocket costs, a non-customised procedure and/or the use of cheap implant brands.

2. Mid-range surgery – prices typically range from $10,000 to $14,500.

  • Mid-range surgery will likely be performed by a genuine Plastic Surgeon, however, be sure to check your Surgeon’s qualifications.
  • The quality or brand of breast implants may vary, however, this type of procedure will usually involve the use of a reputable implant brand. In any case, be sure to ascertain whether a reliable, quality implant brand, such as Mentor or Motiva, is being used.
  • Surgery could be performed in a hospital or clinic back room.
  • If your Surgeon doesn’t perform surgery within a hospital setting, ask if they are a qualified Plastic Surgeon and if they have hospital admitting rights should something not go to plan.

3. Premium surgery – costs ranges from $14,600 to $20,000 or higher

  • Premium surgery usually involves a highly-experienced Breast Augmentation surgeon, as well as the use of quality, reputable breast implants.
  • You can expect full customisation of the procedure, e.g. implant placement, incision size, insertion methods, extra patient safety protocols and more.
  • General Anaesthetic administered by a seasoned Anaesthetic team.
  • In addition, patients will stay in hospital overnight and receive post-operative garments and quality follow-up care.

If you want to learn more about our Specialist Plastic Surgeons or to get a quote for a Breast Augmentation, please Phone (03) 8849 1400 or Email us at

Further Reading about Breast Augmentation

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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