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What is the Price Range of a Breast Lift?

I'm interested in a breast lift but I don't think it's severe enough for insurance to cover it, nor do I want to try and use my insurance for that. What kind of cost range am I looking at if I pay for this myself?

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What is the price range of a breast lift?

Hello! Thank you for your question. Costs for a mastopexy (breast lift) will certainly vary depending amongst surgeons as well as on your geographic location. Things to factor in from the surgical standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction, +/- implants, surgical garment, etc.) A range in price ~$5000-10000 is not unreasonable. $6-8K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve aesthetically-pleasing breasts for you. Good luck and best wishes!

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Fees for a Breast Lift May Range Anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000

Recent statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that the average surgeon fee for a breast lift nationwide is $4,280.  This is an average cost only.  You will find some surgeons charging more and some less.  This fee does not include the facility fee nor does it include the anesthesia fee.  You should expect to find fees for a breast lift ranging anywhere from $4,000 up toward $15,000.

John J. Edney, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Cost and insurance for breast lift

It is geography dependent. In Florida it runs $6000-8000. More important than price is safety and experience. Also, as an aside, breast lift, has never been a covered procedure with any insurance carrier unless it is to match a breast reconstruction for breast cancer.

Raj S. Ambay, MD
Brandon Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Lift Price Range

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
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Cost of breast lifting surgery

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.  

It can range from $6500-9500 depending on what kind of breast lift you need.

I hope this helps.

Cost of breast lift surgery


There are many different options in breast lift surgery. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the many different techniques. They will be able to tell you which techniques will serve you and your aesthetic goals best. If you require a small lift such as a Crescent lift or a periareolar lift this may be less expensive than a fuller lift or reduction. Another important determinant in the overall cost of your surgery is the amount of time that it will require to complete the lift.

Pat Pazmino, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift fees

The fees for s breast lift vary from region to region. In NYC they can probably range between $5,000-$15,000 depending upon who you go to. Find a good surgeon, remember the results are forever.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of safe Mastopexy (Breast Lift) in Atlanta

The most important thing is safety: Make sure you have a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, MD Anesthesiologist and a Facility that is State Licensed.

Our breast lift cost in Atlanta is $6,350.00 total. This price inclues the Doctor's fee, Facility fee and Anesthesia cost. It also includes all of your follow up appointments. If the surgery goes over in time or supplies we do not charge you additional fees. Your only additonal fees may be lab work and prescriptions if needed.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Costs will vary significantly based on multiple variables...

Hi there-

The costs for any elective procedure will vary according to your geographic location, the length of the procedure, where it is being performed (hospital OR versus surgery center or doctor's office OR), and the reputation and demand for the services of your chosen provider.

As my colleague points out, some surgeons (like any other professional) are able to command a higher fee, because they are recognized experts in their fields, and the quality of their work has been consistently high over time.

The best thing to do is to first carefully identify your goals, visit with a few surgeons (make sure you are certain they are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery), review your goals and options with them, and reflect on your visits with them.

Remember that your relationship with your surgeon is very important, and you want to proceed with someone you like and feel you can trust to take good care of you.

For all of these reasons, it is ill-advised to make decisions based on who offers you the lowest price... You will generally get what you paid for, even when paying for professional services.

No standard in cost for cosmetic surgery

Like art, there is no standard in fees. One of a kind art is usually more expensive than factory reproductions. A famous artist might command a higher price than a lesser known artist. The most important thing is not necessarily cost, but that you and your surgeon are in sync with all aspects of your situation and that communication is complete and direct between you and your surgeon. Do your due diligence. Seek a couple of opinions. In the end, it is like a marriage. You need confidence in who you pick, finances are important but not the most important factor, and you won't really know until you do the deed.

Robin T.W. Yuan, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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