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?
How Much Does Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost?
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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.
Cost of a breast lift or augmentation
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
How Much Does Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost?
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
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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.
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Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Cost
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).
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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, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org
Adding an implant or your own fat can add 3000 or more for the cost of time, implants and surgery
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Cost of Breast lift and Breast Augmentation
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,
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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.