How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
By Dr. Michael L. Thornton | May 7, 2019
How much does a breast lift cost?
The cost of a breast lift mastopexy is between $4000 to $5000 and the cosmetic surgeon fees may vary depending upon the complexity of the procedure and/or whether you also decide to have saline or silicone breast augmentation at the same time.
According to the statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of surgeon fees for a breast lift is $4816. However, it is equally important to take into consideration the additional costs of operating room fees and/or general anesthesia-related fees which will add on several more thousand dollars. Private health insurance plans will not cover the cost for a breast lift mastopexy as it is considered cosmetic surgery and not medically necessary.
Most women choose for a mastopexy without implants as this produces the most natural appearance without the added costs associated with breast implants.
How much does adding breast augmentation cost to a breast lift?
The addition of saline or silicone breast augmentation with a breast lift will increase the cost by several thousands of dollars depending upon the choice of implant (saline vs silicone) and due to the increased expense of surgeon fees, operating room fees and anesthesia time.
Does it cost more for saline or for silicon implants?
The cost for silicone gel breast implants is higher than saline implants due to the manufacturing process.
Is it more affordable to do both at the same time?
Many patients choose to have a combined procedure consisting of breast lift mastopexy and simultaneous breast augmentation with either saline implants or silicone gel implants in order to achieve the most desirable effect during a single stage operation. The choice to either have a mastopexy alone or to have a mastopexy in combination with breast augmentation depends upon if you want more breast volume and upper pole fullness.
The typical cost for a breast lift and augmentation in tandem is $6500 to $8500
What is the payment structure?
We provide affordable ways of financing cosmetic surgery by accepting major card cards including, MasterCard, VISA, and American Express. In addition, we are pleased to offer Care Credit, one of the nation’s leading cosmetic surgery payment programs making it easy to afford cosmetic surgery procedures you desire.
Is financing available?
Yes, we provide convenient financing options.
What will be the cost of the surgery in terms of missed work during recovery, etc.?
Most patients are able to resume normal activity in one or two weeks.
On average, a breast lift mastopexy procedure with or without breast augmentation will take 4 to 5 hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the procedure. In addition, all breast lift mastopexy procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified anesthesia providers.
Following your breast lift mastopexy procedure, you will recover at the surgery center for several hours until you are safe to be discharged home with an appropriate caregiver. You will be provided with post-operative instructions, narcotic pain medication, muscle relaxation medication, antibiotics, and nausea medication. Drains are not typically placed during a breast lift mastopexy. All stitches are placed under the skin and no stitches will need removal at a later date. You may take a shower the next morning as the incisions are covered with waterproof surgical glue and paper tape. It is also important to have a primary caregiver take care of you following surgery for a few days while someone else is also taking care of any young children.
Dr. Michael Thornton is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. All breast lift mastopexy procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare at Mansfield, an AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas.