What Is the Cost of Asian Breast Augmentation?

What Is the Cost of Asian Breast Augmentation?


What Is the Cost of Asian Breast Augmentation?

Your decision to undergo breast augmentation requires careful consideration. As a patient, you deserve to have all the information you need to make an informed choice, including a clear picture of the costs involved. We aim to have open, transparent lines of dialogue about the costs of plastic surgery, as this empowers our patients to make the best decisions for their bodies and their budgets.

Below you'll find a comprehensive overview of the factors that influence the cost of Asian breast augmentation in Sydney. We will also discuss the considerations involved in travelling abroad for plastic surgery and the financing options available should you choose to proceed. For a personalised quote, please visit Asian Plastic Surgery for a consultation.

Factors That Influence the Cost of Asian Plastic Surgery

Multiple variables contribute to the cost of an Asian plastic surgery procedure. Understanding what they are can help you plan ahead and navigate the financial aspects of your surgery wisely.

Surgeon's Qualifications, Experience and Reputation 

Your choice of surgeon has a significant impact on the cost of your breast augmentation. Highly qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons with extensive experience, advanced training and a strong reputation in the field often command higher fees. For an Asian breast augmentation procedure, you may wish to choose a surgeon who has specific expertise in Asian plastic surgery.


The cost of living and the local market conditions in a particular area can influence the price of plastic surgery. You can expect to receive higher quotes for your surgery in a major metropolitan area like Sydney compared to smaller cities or regional areas.

Procedural Details

Breast augmentation is a highly customisable procedure. The type of breast implant and the implant placement you choose affect the complexity and duration of the surgery and, consequently, the cost. The type of anaesthesia used also has an impact.

Facilities and Personnel

These expenses are typically separate from your surgeon's fee. They can vary depending on where your procedure takes place, the duration of the procedure and who is part of your medical team.

Post-surgery Care and Recovery 

You may require postoperative follow-up appointments, medications, garments or care for complications if they arise. You should factor the possibility of these additional expenses into your overall cost calculation.

Asian Breast Augmentation Procedure Specifics and Their Impact on Cost 

During your preoperative appointments, you will make a variety of decisions about your procedure. Some of these decisions will affect your financial investment.

Implant Type

If you choose breast augmentation with implants, you will select the type of implant you prefer. Saline implants, which are filled with sterile saltwater, tend to be the most affordable option. Silicone gel implants, known for their natural look and feel, fall into the medium price range. The most expensive options are structured saline implants and cohesive gel implants, often referred to as "gummy bear" implants.

Implant Shape

Depending on which type of implant you choose, you may also need to choose your preferred shape. Some types of implants are available in both a round shape and a teardrop shape. Teardrop-shaped implants mimic the natural slope of the breast, with more fullness at the bottom and a tapered top. These implants are often more costly than their round counterparts.

Anatomical and Aesthetic Considerations

Asian women often have smaller breast dimensions and more petite frames compared to other ethnicities. While goals and tastes differ, many of our patients prefer an augmentation that complements their body proportions. As a result, we often see Asian women choose smaller, teardrop-shaped silicone implants that can provide shape and volume when little or none exists naturally. Some prefer fat grafting as an alternative to breast augmentation with implants.

Should I Travel to Asia for My Breast Augmentation?

The idea of travelling to Asia for cosmetic surgery may seem appealing. After all, many Asian countries are known for their advanced plastic surgery techniques, experienced surgeons and lower costs compared to Australia. There is also the element of cultural understanding to consider. 

These benefits are compelling. However, you must also consider the potential risks associated with travelling abroad for your breast augmentation:

  • Regulations and standards for medical facilities and practitioners can vary greatly between countries. Some destinations may not have the same rigorous safety protocols, hygiene standards or quality control measures as Australia.
  • Language barriers are possible. Depending on what language is spoken in your destination, you may face difficulties communicating with your medical team.
  • Postoperative care may be limited. When you travel abroad for your procedure, you may not have easy access to your surgeon for follow-up appointments or in case complications arise after you return home.
  • Undergoing surgery and then flying shortly after can increase the risk of complications such as blood clots, pulmonary embolism and poor healing. Long-distance travel can also be uncomfortable and stressful while you're recovering from an operation.
  • While the upfront costs of surgery may be lower in some Asian countries, you must factor in expenses such as flights, accommodations and travel insurance. These hidden costs can add up and negate any initial savings.

Considering these drawbacks, it's generally recommended to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon closer to home for your Asian breast augmentation.

The Cost of Asian Breast Augmentation in Sydney

In Sydney, the average cost range for Asian breast augmentation is between $12,000 and $20,000. 

To obtain an accurate cost estimate for your Asian breast augmentation, you must have a consultation with a surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will:

  • Assess your individual existing breast tissue
  • Discuss your expectations and any concerns you may have
  • Recommend a surgical technique, implant type and size based on the goals and preferences you share

This information allows your medical team to create a personalised quote. You will receive a detailed Cost/Payment Schedule that clarifies all of the costs associated with your specific procedure.

While cost is undoubtedly an important consideration, remember that it should not be the sole factor determining your decision to have plastic surgery or your choice of surgeon. Prioritising quality, safety and expertise can help you have a positive experience and minimise the risk of complications.

Get Your Personalised Cost Estimate for Asian Breast Augmentation

At Asian Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care that caters to the needs of the modern Asian plastic surgery patient. When you choose APS for your breast augmentation, you can expect attentive care, state-of-the-art facilities, cultural sensitivity, comprehensive support and transparent pricing.

To schedule your consultation, please call us on 02 8962 9388 or fill out our enquiry form. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time and date for your appointment.

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