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How Much Does Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost?

My breast have always been 'ugly' but after breastfeeding I have finally decided to get a Lift and Augmentation... What is the normal cost and how do I know if I'm paying too little or too much?

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Don't always base your decision on price

Altering one's body with plastic surgery is an extremely important decision and should not be taken lightly. While price point is a reality for many people on a budget, it is most important to find a surgeon with the proper credentials. Ideally, a surgeon that spends time with you on a consult, has a lot of pictures to go through, is board certified, and operates in a safe environment should have these minimal qualifications.

What good is it to pay only $3500 for a breast augmentation only to have a non plastic surgeon operate on you in a risky setting? Breast augmentation can range depending on what incision is made and the type of implant used, but usually is in the range of $5000 to $8000. Good luck.

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Cost of a breast lift or augmentation

Good question.  The reason why there is so much variation in the cost is because there are a lot of variables that play into the breast lifts and augmentations

First what type of lift?  Donut, Vertical/Lollipop, Anchor each one costing more as they take more time to perform

Next what type of implant you select?  Saline, Silicone soft or gummy

Next how long it takes your surgeon.  Some doctors do the surgeries fast and have the tech close limiting the OR and Anesthesia time.  This allows them to cut cost and lower the price

Therefore its hard to answer your question as there are so many variables

Bottom line is pick a great doctor and you will do well

Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

National Average for Cost of Breast Lift

According to the 2012 statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average surgeon's fee for breast lift alone was $4332. This is only the surgeon's fee, and does not account for the cost of the breast implants, anesthesia, facility fees, and other additional expenses. This is a national average, and the cost could be higher or lower depending on your geographic area. That being said, it's extremely important that you choose a plastic surgeon based on skill, experience, education, and credentials rather than price. Beware of "bargain surgery" — it is cheap for a reason. Remember that your overall health, happiness, and satisfaction with surgery are priceless.

Thomas McNemar, MD, FACS
San Ramon Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Breast lift and augmentation price

The cost of breast lift and augmentation varies depending on the type of implant and lift desired. In our clinic, most breast lift plus implant operations cost between $10,000 - $11,000 plus applicable taxes. 

Breast implant Costs

The prices of Breast Augmentation, Lift, or full mommy make overs as well as revisions can vary widely from city to city. For example, a breast augmentation can cost 3-4 times in LA and New York what it costs in Montana.
In looking at the a price quote for breast augmentation, you should consider many variables.
1. The Surgeon's Fee. This can vary widely depending on the experience and results and thus demand for that surgeon. This also sometimes depends on technique. For example, a sub-muscular placement of an implant is much faster and thus takes less work for the surgeon than a sub-fascial placement of the implant that takes twice as long.
2. The Implant. The breast implant price depends on using a saline, memory gel, or highly cohesive (gummybear) implants. Usually saline implants cost about $1,000 for a pair, memory gel $2,000, and highly cohesive $3,000. If fat is used instead of an implant, then usually a fat harvest charge is used instead of implant fee as liposuction supplies are used and the fat purified in a variety of methods. The size of the implant does not matter, only the type of implant. If a dermal matrix is needed then there is an additional charge (usually about $1,000). In revisions, often the same implant can be used which saves on the implant costs. If a breast lift alone is performed, then obviously there is no implant cost.
3. Anesthesia. This can vary as well. If a board certified anesthesiologist is used then the price is higher. If a CRNA (nurse anesthetist) then the price is lower. It is even lower when a doctor just uses a non-certified anesthetist nurse, or just a medical assistant to push the anesthetic drugs (yes, this actually does happen).
4. Facility Fee. This can vary if the surgeon is using a certified surgery center or hospital vs. his non-certified office.
These four components make the total price, so it is best to break these down so the patient knows exactly what she is getting.
Realself has an average cost for each city.
Best wishes,
Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Cost of Breast lift and Breast Augmentation

The cost of these breast procedures may vary based on the area of the country, the experience level and certifications of your surgeon, the facility where the procedure is performed and the type of implant that is used.

Breast augmentation in my Raleigh, NC practice is 5,000-6,000 depending on type of implant.  A lift ranges from around 7500.oo up to 10,900.00 with a lift without implant being less expensive and a lift with silicone implant being the most expensive.

Best of luck,

Christopher J. Morea, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Cost for lift and implant

Price depends on location in the country and on what type of implant you use and how long the technique takes. I would expect to spend from $6,500 to $10,000 depending on these and other factors.

Frederick G. Weniger, MD, FACS
Hilton Head Island Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

In the Midwestern United States, Breast Augmentations With Breast Lifts Range from $6,000 to $8,500

The combination of breast lift and breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures.  Prices vary widely, and depend on several variables.  It’s important to make sure the fee quote includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges, implant cost and the pre and post- operative care.  Each of these components may vary widely depending on 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 hospitals.  The surgeon’s fee can vary depending on regional differences and levels of local competition.  Anesthesia fees can vary, and this may be related to the use of a nurse anesthetist verses a physician anesthesiologist.  Finally, there may be wide variations depending on the type of implant used.  For instance, silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants.
When all of these variables are considered, fees in the Midwestern United States vary between $6,000.00 and $8500.00.  It’s important to remember that although price is an important component of your decision, it’s not the only consideration.  Make sure that your plastic surgeon is board certified with appropriate qualifications and experience.

Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost

Breast Lift like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge $4000 + MD Anesthesia related costs for breast lift with saline implants. Gel Implants tend to be about $1000 to $1500 more. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Cost of Breast Lift and Augmentation

Thank you for your question.

Each surgeon’s fees will be different depending on many factors.  Factors such as the certification of the surgeon, the experience of the surgeon, if the surgery is performed in the office or in a hospital / outpatient surgery center, if performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and who is administering the anesthesia.  Don’t choose your surgeon ONLY by price, make sure they can achieve your goals.

A range would be $6500-10,000 depending on the amount of lifting needed and the types of implants.

I hope this helps.

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