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Possible to Have Breast Lift with Implants at Lower Cost?

Are there doctors who preform a breast lift with silicone implants for $5000 or less? I had an extreme amount of weight loss about 1 1/2 year ago and went from a D cup down to an AA. I cannot afford to pay a lot of money for them. Is it possible to get this done at that cost? I am trying to get my self esteem and confidence back.

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Breasts Augmentation/Lifting Cost?


Congratulations on your significant weight loss.

Although I appreciate your concerns about the expenses associated with breast lifting and augmentation surgery,  I would caution you to avoid basing your selection of surgeon on costs primarily. The breast augmentation/breast lifting surgery is not an operation I would entrust to the average resident in training even under supervision if I were you.

I think you would be better for you to delay surgery, save your money and find the best surgeon you can to perform the procedure. Otherwise, you will find  revisionary surgery may more expensive in many ways.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 719 reviews

Residency Training Programs Offer Lower Cost Surgery


Programs vary widely in how they are run, but some are staffed by excellent attending doctors who will perform the surgeries at a discount of 40 - 50%

I am affiliated with the Baylor Collge of Medicine and personally oversee the markings and critical portions of each procedure. Followup is by the residents, although I remain available too.

Check around, because your results are only going to be as good as the attending physician who oversees your case.

John LoMonaco, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 169 reviews

Price of breast lifts and implants


The cost of silicone implants is around $1600 to the doctor and the cost of running your OR is about $2000 per hour. Consequently, I would have to say that for a surgery that might last 2-4 hours depending on your anatomy, there is probably no way to find a reputable surgeon who could or would do it for that price.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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Low cost lift and augmentation


Truthfully, $5K for a lift and implant is not realistic. I would encourage you to save your money and go to a reputable surgeon. Having residents learn on you is not ideal even with "supervision". The surgery can be 2-4 hours but the scars can last a lifetime.

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The augment pexy is an expensive operation because it combines the length of a breast reduction with the cost of implants. Silicone implants and anesthesia/facility fees would be over $4000 so the surgeon would not be appropriately compensated for his services at the price you suggest. You should consult with a plastic surgeon who can ascertain whether you are qualified for patient financing. If you do not qualify, it is better to save up and have the procedure done correctly by a well credentialed, board certified plastic surgeon.

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Breast lift with breast implants in plastic surgery clinic.



Teaching hospitals have plastic surgery clinics (Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City), where residents and fellows in advanced training do breast lift with breast implants under supervision. Very inexpensive and safe.

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Cost of Silicone Implants


Unfortunately, there is no way you are going to find a qualified surgeon to do a breast lift and silicone breast augmentation for $5000. Just the implants cost $2000. Then add in the hospital and anesthesia fees and you are already up to $5000. Costs vary from city to city and between doctors, but expect surgical fees anywhere between $5000 to $15,000 or more. Just remember that there is some truth in the saying, "you get what you pay for." Good luck with your surgery.

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Breast Implants and Lift


No. The price you are listing is very cheap and you may be able to find someone that is willing to do it for that price but you will not be getting a quality job and a quality surgeon and probably not done in a surgery center and under general anesthesia. As others have noted, the silicone implants alone are $2000.

You should wait until you can afford the procedure before venturing for cosmetic surgery. What would happen if you had to go back to the operating room for a complication? There are costs involved with that as well, and most insurance companies would not cover this even if you have health insurance.

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