There are a number of factors that determine breast lift cost. The facility fee, anesthesia fee, and doctor's fee - as well as the addition of breast implants, if applicable - can all affect the final mastopexy price. Patients should certainly consider a surgeon's experience and background when assessing breast lift cost, and keep in mind that a more experienced surgeon will often command a higher price. Remember that breast lift surgery is rarely covered by insurance, although most surgeons offer breast lift financing options.
The average breast lift cost is listed between $4,000 and $6,000 and will vary depending on geographical area. Other factors also influence mastopexy price, and it's important to understand everything for which you are paying before you make your decision. The price in part depends on how long and extensive your surgery is. If your breasts have a significant degree of drooping, or they are very large, you will probably require a longer, more expensive surgery. It's best to discuss your particular needs with a plastic surgeon to determine exactly what type of procedure you'll need, and how much you can expect to pay.
A surgeon with a lot of experience performing breast lifts and who is in high demand will likely charge more for his or her services. In addition, some plastic surgeons will perform their surgeries only in a hospital. Using hospital facilities rather than a private operating suite increases the breast lift cost, but may reduce the chance of serious breast lift complications. If your surgery requires an overnight stay in the hospital or private surgical facility, this adds to the overall price as well.
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When selecting a breast lift surgeon, the cost should not be the sole deciding factor. One must first consider the skill and reputation of the surgeon before considering breast lift cost, as the surgeon's experience is often directly related to the final breast lift results. Choosing an experienced breast lift surgeon who charges more is a better decision than selecting a surgeon who offers the surgery at a cheaper price. The cheaper price may be an indicator that the surgeon has fewer qualifications and less experience, and could put you at higher risk of surgical complications.
Since many surgeons offer breast lift financing, most patients find that mastopexy price can be very affordable. Financing plans allow for the patient to make monthly payments with little (or even no) interest until they pay off the balance of the surgery. Overall, breast lift cost is a reasonable investment if it will improve the appearance of the breasts and increase a patient's self-confidence.
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Mastopexy with Augmentation Price
Breast lift cost is significantly higher for those patients who choose to get breast implants with their breast lift procedure. Generally, depending on location, type of implant, surgeon's experience, and where the surgery is performed, the procedure generally costs between $5,000 and $7,000. The cost of the implants usually accounts for an additional $1,000 above the price of the breast lift. Silicone implants are typically more expensive than saline implants.
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