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Breast Lift Price | How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?

Most breast lifts are considered cosmetic surgeries. Health insurance companies usually don’t cover them unless they are done as part of a mastectomy reconstruction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for the procedure is around $5,012.

Breast Lift Price | How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?
Breast Lift Price | How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?

What Is Mastopexy?

Mastopexy, also called a breast lift, is an operation where a surgeon repositions your nipple higher on your chest wall. They also remove any excess skin and tighten the surrounding tissue.

If you’re considering a surgical breast lift, one way to see if it might help you is to put a pencil under your breast and see if it stays there. If it does, a breast lift might be an option.

You may choose to have this procedure if you are bothered by the appearance or feel of breasts that are droopy, flat, or have an areola that’s gotten larger. These effects can happen because of:

Women usually get this procedure on an outpatient basis, meaning there’s no overnight stay. It takes about 3 hours and is usually done under general anesthesia.

Some women also get breast implants at the same time as their breast lift.

Your surgeon should describe your options and explain the procedure in detail.

How to Prepare for Mastopexy

The first step is to consult with a plastic surgeon. When you do, tell the surgeon what your goals are. If you’re also getting breast implants, bring photos showing the size and shape of the breasts you’d like.

The surgeon will consider your health and describe your options. The surgeon should also explain the procedure in detail and go over the risks and what the recovery will be like.

Complications after breast lifts are relatively rare. The main three are bleeding, infection, and scarring. Your surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications. Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.

You should also start planning for the recovery period. For instance, you will have to avoid heavy lifting for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your breast lift. If you have young children, you may need to line up help.

How much does a breast lift cost?

The average cost of a breast lift is $5,012, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Please consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to determine your final fee.

A surgeon’s fee for breast lift surgery will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location.

Most health insurance plans do not cover breast lift surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Breast lift costs may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for a breast lift, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.

Standard Types of Breast Lift

There are generally five popular types of lifts that most women opt for. Each one suits a particular breast shape. These five types are:

  1. Crescent lift – During this procedure, a plastic surgeon makes a crescent-shaped incision across the top edge of the areola. The aim of the surgery is to improve the position of the nipple relative to the breast.
  2. Peri-areolar (donut) lift – When carrying out a donut breast lift, a plastic surgeon makes a circular incision around the areola. This type of breast lift surgery is ideal for women who have drooping or sagging breasts that are small or medium in size.
  3. Vertical (lollipop) lift – This form of breast lift surgery involves two incisions: a circular one around the areola and a vertical one running from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. This procedure suits women who want reshaping while also correcting sag.
  4. Anchor lift – A plastic surgeon makes three incisions: a circular one around the areola, a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision running along the breast crease. This breast lift surgery is best suited to women with significant sagging of the breasts.
  5. Bellesoma lift – When performing the Bellesoma method, a plastic surgeon makes only one incision: around the areola and in the breast crease. There are no vertical scars, and other scarring is minimal, as the scars naturally blend in with the skin and fade over time.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of these breast lifts in 2018 was $4,816. This cost does not include facility fees, breast implant costs, or anesthesia fees and varies depending on a few factors, including:

  • The surgeon performing your procedure (based on their experience)
  • The type of breast lift surgery you choose
  • Where the clinic is located
  • Whether or not you choose to have a breast implant placed

This average breast lift cost does not include related expenses, such as:

  • Anesthesia
  • Medical tests
  • Surgical facility costs
  • Medication
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Cost of implants

The Cost of the Bellesoma Method

Besides minimal scarring, the Bellesoma method is unique because it’s highly customizable and can achieve longer lasting results than traditional breast lift techniques. Before surgery, your plastic surgeon uses proprietary, specially designed 3D-imaging software to create a model of your ideal breasts. This blueprint is used to create new breast mounds, which are placed higher up on the chest wall. These newly created breast mounds get secured to your chest muscle. The Bellesoma breast lift uses your own breast tissue to restore fullness, roundness, and perkiness to your breasts. No implants or fat transfers are required.

The Bellesoma method is a more advanced type of breast lift surgery. Since it involves more planning and state-of-the-art technology, its price is 25% to 50% higher than traditional breast lift surgeries.

The Cost of a Lift + Breast Augmentation

A breast lift surgery with augmentation helps women who are dissatisfied with the size, as well as the droop of their breasts. Augmentation adds volume to help you achieve both fuller and perkier breasts. A plastic surgeon can perform a breast augmentation in the following ways:

  • Artificial implants – Your plastic surgeon places an artificial implant (saline, silicone gel, or gummy bear) either between the breast and chest muscle or behind the chest muscle.
  • Fat transfer – During this breast augmentation procedure, a plastic surgeon takes fat from one part of your body (like your thighs, abdomen, buttocks, or waist) and transfers it to your breasts.

Since breast augmentation with a lift involves a combination of procedures, the cost is higher than a breast lift alone. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons notes that the average cost of breast augmentation with lift is $6,225.

Again, this fee doesn’t include the other necessary expenses related to surgery (surgery center fees, anesthesia, cost of implants). Also, the cost may vary depending on whether implants or fat transfer is used. If you opt for implants, prices can change depending on the type of breast implants involved.

The Cost of a Lift + Breast Reduction

A breast reduction with lift is ideal if you experience soreness in your back, neck, or shoulders due to large breasts. It can reduce the strain on your body while also improving your breasts’ shape and perkiness. The average cost of this type of breast lift surgery is $5,631.

How to Pay for Your Breast Lift

There are many different ways to pay for your breast lift procedure. At Ver Halen Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we accept credit cards that cover the cost. We work closely with Comenity® Capital Bank (Alphaeon Credit®) and Synchrony Bank (CareCredit®).

Or you could use a specialized and easy-to-use loan company, such as Enhance Patient Finance or United Medical Credit.

Other financing options include:

  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Cashier’s check

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