What is the Average Cost of a Breast Lift with Implants?

I am a mom in Wisconsin and am contemplating having breast augmentation. I was wondering what the average cost is for a lift with implants?

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Cost varies

The cost for a breast lift with implants varies depending on the type of implants used, the type of anesthesia used, and operating room costs. It also varies in different parts of the country. The range is $5,800 to $9,800 in San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Lift with Implants: $6500-$7500

                  Breast augmentation performed in combination with breast lift is one of the more commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Prices for this procedure vary widely and depend on several variables. It’s important to make sure that your fee quote includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia charge, implant cost and pre and post-operative care. Each of these components may vary widely depending upon the surgeon’s practice.

                  Generally, surgeons who operate in dedicated outpatient cosmetic surgery facilities are able to offer lower facility fees than those who operate in hospital based practices. The surgeon’s fee can vary as well depending on regional differences and levels of local competition. Anesthesia charges can vary and this may be related to the use of a nurse anesthetist verses a physician anesthesiologist. Finally, there may be wide variation in implant charges, depending upon the type of implant chosen. For instance silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants.

                  It’s also important to have some understanding of the surgeon’s revisional surgery policy and the implant manufacturers warranty policy. Hopefully, this won’t be necessary, but revisions may be required for a multitude of reasons. When these situations arise, it’s important to understand what expenses you may incur.

                  When all of these variables are considered, fees in the Midwestern United States range from $6500 to $7500. It’s important to remember that although price is an important component of your decision, it’s not the only consideration. Make sure you have a comfort level with the surgeons experience and reputation and their ability to communicate with you. 

Cost of a Breast Lift with Implants in Albany NY

In my practice (which is located 2 hours north of NYC in Albany, NY), the total price for a breast lift with implants ranges between $7500 to $9000 - which is well within the nationwide average and very competitive compared to most breast surgery specialists.

But in general, the price of an augmentation mastopexy mostly depends on:

  1. Type of lift needed - a periareolar lift is much quicker to perform than a full inverted T lift with a lollipop in between. The longer your surgeon is in the OR, the more your surgery will cost.
  2. Type of implant wanted/utilized - silicone implants are more expensive than saline to purchase and thus directly increase the total cost of a breast lift augmentation.
  3. Experience & expertise of your plastic surgeon
  4. City, State and/or Region - surgeons in major metros like NYC tend to charge more than surgeon's of equal (or even greater) experience & expertise practicing in less populated markets.
That said, if price is a concern, I agree 100% with Dr. Pousti that "it would be much better to save up and have the procedure done correctly" then have it done now (and increase the risk of a complication) by a surgeon who charges well below the average rate. Thanks to sites like RealSelf, it's now very easy to find all the excellent & experienced plastic surgeons who charge well within the regional and nationwide price averages for a given procedure.

Hope that helps and good luck going forward, Dr. DeLuca

Breast Augmentation/Mastopexy Cost?

Thank you for the question.

Costs of surgery will vary from region to region and from surgeon to surgeon;  please don't make this the primary factor in choosing your plastic surgeon.  Experience, safety record, and quality of work will matter most.  it would be much better to save up have the procedure done correctly;  revisionary surgery can be more costly (in many ways).

I hope this helps.

Cost of Breast explantation may vary based on complexity

Removing breast implants may ba a very simple or a very complex surgery depending on specifics of the procedure to be performed. Simple removal may take 30-40 minutes and cost $2500 - $4500 in our area.  If the surgery is more complex and requires removal of the capsule and/ or adjustment of the remaining breast tissue, like breast lift, it may cost quite a bit more.

Boris Volshteyn, MD, MS
East Brunswick Plastic Surgeon
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Average Cost of a Breast Lift with Implants

In the Miami area fees start from $4,500 to $8,500 depends on which implants (saline vs silicone) and type of lifting (full, l-shaped, donut). Best from MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski 305 598 0091

Breast Augmentation and Lift Cost

As you can see prices vary in different regions in the country and even in different cities in the same region or state.  The price can vary on the type of implant selected silicone or saline and the amount of time it takes different surgeons to perform the procedure (no two surgeons operate at the same speed).  The price range in our practice is $8,000.00- 9,000.00.  You need to consult plastic surgeon in your area to get a true sense of the cost to you in Wisconsin.

Dr. ES

Breast lift and implants

The fees vary from region to region and from doctor to doctor. In NYC this fee may be anywhere from $6500 - $15000.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Costs for breast lift with implants

This varies tremendously with the technique for the lift (periareolar, circumareolar, vertical, vertical/horizontal) with the implant (silicone, saline) and with the operating room (office, surgicenter, hospital) and anesthesia (general versus IV sedation/MAC). Total costs will run from 6-15,000 USD.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift with implants is expensive.


When we do breast lift in Manhattan, the total expense is $16,000.  This includes surgical fee, cost of implants, cost of an accredited surgical facility, and cost of a board certified anesthesiologist (most important for safety).  it is quite a bit less in Wisconsin.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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