How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

I'm not talking about adding or taking away anything from my breasts..I just want a lift.  Can someone tell me what is the average price for a breast lift?

Doctor Answers 104

The Least Expensive Breast Lift

"The least expensive breast lift is the one done right the first time"

1. Make sure your surgeon is certified by a REAL board - the American Board of Plastic Surgery

2. A great way to get a good referral is to call your local major hospital and ask to be connected to the Operating Room. Then ask one of the operating room nurses, or - better yet - one of the anesthesiologists, which plastic surgeon they would send their family member to. The O.R. nurses and anesthesiologists watch everybody operate, and they can give you a good recommendation.

3. You are NOT shopping for a product that is the same no matter where you get it. Don't make a decision based on price alone. Remember - "The least expensive breast lift is the one done right the first time".

David N Clayton, MD, FACS

Sandy Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift fees can vary

Thank you for your question.  It is difficult to pin down an exact cost for breast lift surgery because there are a variety of different types of breast lifts.  A crescent lift or Periareolar lift are relatively small procedures that can usually be done under local anesthesia.  These are relatively inexpensive.

A full breast left is performed under a general anesthesia and certainly would be more expensive.

I think that your best option would be to seek the guidance of a board certified plastic surgeon and determine which lift is best for you.  That would allow you to compare apples to apples.  Once you know which type of lift you need you can seek out the surgeon whose experience, and fee structure work best with you.

Best wishes.

Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 104 reviews

Breast Lift cost in Alabama

Breast lift costs can vary depending on the type of lift. Some people need a lift alone while others need a lift with implants. Average cost for a breastlift is $4500-$5500. Implants with a lift range from $6500-$7300. Understand you will see many different prices and ranges. Surgeons that do not have their own operative suite have to charge more and the slower the surgeon is the higher their cost.

William J. Hedden, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 316 reviews


Usually a breast lift is one of the most inexpensive surgery we perform. In order to set up a quote its always important to make an evaluation to understand the patients needs. You can always ask for an evaluation with pictures and through email or whatssap, this is well accepted now days for some plastic surgeons. Thanks for your question. Regards.

Ricardo Ventura, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Breast Lift Cost Varies Depending on the Operation

The price of a breast lift will vary depending on the amount of work required to achieve the desired lift.  Patients with only moderate breast sagging may desire a lift in which the scar is hidden around the nipple, but those with very loose skin or nipples that are very low on the breasts may need more extensive surgery with more incisions on the breasts.  The cost for breast lift surgery generally costs $5500 or more.  

William Andrade, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Breast lift cost

The truth is that breast lifts vary in cost greatly.  It all depends on which one and with or without an implant and which implant.  There are 3 major kinds of lifts.  The Donut aka Circumareolar lift, the lollipop aka vertical lift and the anchor lift.  As you can imagine the more involved the more expensive.  Additionally silicone is more expensive than saline IF you need an implant.  So the price can range from $5000 to $15,000.

Hope that helps

Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 116 reviews


There are many kinds of breast lifts and each of them require different approaches and a different amount of work. The average cost for this procedure with me is from $7,500-$15,000.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Full Breast Lift Costs in Los Angeles

   A full breast lift in Los Angeles at the low end may be $7000.   At the high end, maybe $15000.   Do not select the plastic surgeon solely based upon price.  Find the board certified plastic surgeon with ELITE CREDENTIALS who  performs hundreds of breast lifts per year.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

The cost for a breast lift (mastopexy) in San Diego

The cost for a breast lift (mastopexy) in San Diego is between $7500 and 8500.  This includes the anesthesia and operating room in a private clinic.  If were to be done in the hospital, add $10,000.

Gary H. Manchester, MD (retired)
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Breast Lift, Mastopexy Pricing-

The prices for breast lifts can vary, sometimes significantly.   There are many different types of breast lifts. The lift should be customized for each woman. Some women need a minor lift, other lifts are much more significant. Other women need an auto-augmentation mastopexy which is using a woman's owne breast tissue to give the illusion of an implant by repositioning breast tissue and creating upper pole fullness.

The most expensive surgeon may or may not be the ideal surgeon for you. "Lowball" or discount  pricing may often be an attempt to fill an empty O.R. schedule, which should be a concern.   Or a very low price may not be the inclusive cost of surgery.  

Of course, with anything we all want the best value, but consider your plastic surgeons training. How long did they train and where did they receive training? Consider experience and results. One should not select a surgeon based exclusively on before and after photos. But, viewing multiple examples of the surgery interests you must be an important consideration.

Please do not make your decision on the plastic surgeon based on who has the lowest price without looking at the whole picture and taking your time researching to find the right plastic surgeon for you. Always, ask to see many, many photographs, speak to patients and ask your own physician about any plastic surgeon you are considering.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

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