How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

I'm having a breast reduction that insurance will be covering. That being said, with insurance covering fees like OR, anesthesia, surgeon fees, what would a lift likely cost in South Louisiana? Thanks

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How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

Typically a breast reduction accomplishes several goals. It obviously reduces the weight and heaviness of the breasts, thus reducing your symptoms of aching and pulling. It also helps from a cosmetic appearance by lifting the remaining tissue into a more acceptable position. This is part of the procedure and should not be an extra charge. 

Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
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Factors for Breast Lift Cost

Costs will depend on several factors: the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees.  Approximate costs can be found on the Real Self website,, or

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lifts and reductions.

A breast reduction incorporates lifting the tissue and moving the nipple areolar complex to the appropriate position. If you are getting a breast reduction, it seems to me there would be no expectation of further charges.

Ira H. Rex lll, MD
Fall River Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift with reduction

Hello and thank you for your question. If insurance is covering your breast reduction, then a lift will be performed at the same time as part of the reduction at no cost to you.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

The breast lift is an integral part of the breast reduction and as such has no separate charge. If you are being charged separately for the lift there is something very wrong as that would be considered fraudulent. 

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

A breast lift is generally always included in the procedure for a breast reduction. You need to speak with your surgeon and insurance to make sure you know exactly what procedures are to be performed. 

Lawrence Bundrick, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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How much will a breast lift cost?

Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include: 1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA. 2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?            3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery           4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

Lifting of the breasts occurs with a reduction. A breast lift can be done with no tissue removal or with some tissue removal. A lift is not covered by insurance if the amount of breast tissue does not meet the insurance criteria for a breast reduction.

How much will a breast lift cost if performed with a reduction?

Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations would perform. When a breast reduction is perform, a breast lift "automatically" occurs.  Additional expenses should not be incurred.  Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Breast Lift / Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants

I appreciate your question. Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc.  I would recommend that you go to The American Society of Plastic Surgery website and look for a list of board certified plastic surgeons in your area.  You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon #RealSelfCORESurgeon

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