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.

Dr. Cuber

Edison Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

How Much Does Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast to be augmented are different. Some of them are totally normal but just small. These are small breast but proportional. Some of them are small but also there is a shape problem that we can say abnormal shaped or elongated shape etc. Breast Augmentation Surgery at our center costs around 4,000 - 6.000 $ if done with implants. We can give you more detailed answer concerning cost and further steps if you mail us your breast photos.

Our fees include all charges for the pre-operative assessment, professional fees for surgery and anesthesia, one overnight stay in our facility, and all follow-up visits, in addition to the cost of any medications and supplies needed during the operation.

I kindly ask you not to forget that looking for the lowest price is not the best approach when it concerns surgery.

I hope this helps

Ercan Karacaoglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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 116 reviews

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 47 reviews

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
4.4 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Cost for augmentation mastopexy

#Cost of Breast Lift Surgery
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

Adding an implant or your own fat can add 3000 or more for the cost of time, implants and surgery

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Breast Lift and Augmentation

The prices for a breast lift and an augmentation will vary across the country. The range could be anywhere from $6000-12,000. It's more important to have an experienced plastic surgeon do the procedure for you rather than looking for the lowest price and risk having an unqualified doctor performing the work. You can find a qualified Plastic Surgeon in your area by going to ASPS.

Francis X. Fleming, MD
Kennewick Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 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
4.9 out of 5 stars 187 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, MBA
Hilton Head Island Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 35 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
Stockton Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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