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 101

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

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 90 reviews

Breast lifts are cheapest when they are only done once

The revision rate for breast lift surgery is a bit higher than other cosmetic procedures- make sure you are working with a board certified plastic surgeon who has a busy practice doing breast lift procedures. The breast lift gets expensive when it needs to be revised.

You might also like...

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.

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.  

Prices for Breast lift vs. Augmentation

In general, this 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
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 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 96 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.

Cost of Breast Lift in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

Cost of breast lift in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills varies widely depending on many factors including the surgeons experience, extent of breast lift, and use of different type implants. Typically in los angeles and beverly hills breast lift surgery cost goes from $7500 to $15000. A crescent breast lift is the cheapest and a full inverted-t mastopexy is the most expensive. 

Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.