There are many factors that affect how much breast lift cost. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy in medical terms, is performed to raise the breasts and nipple placement. It is used to firm and tone the skin and tissue to produce more shapely breasts. There are different types of procedures and the treatment performed will depend on the individual’s current breast shape and size.
The cost of breast lift surgery not only depends on the type of procedure but also where the procedure will be performed. Other factors include what the surgeon will charge and the type of anesthesia required. There usually is also follow up care that is required after a breast lift which add to the expenses.
A lift can require multiple incisions to remove excess skin and stretched supportive tissue as well as to raise the position of the nipple. By removing the stretched skin and other tissue, the weight of the breast is lightened which allows it to contract and lift itself. Some procedures use additional treatments to help the breasts contract and reduce the sagging. The amount of treatment and the invasiveness of the procedure depend on how much change needs to occur which also influences the amount of anesthesia required. Generally, a more dramatic change equates to higher costs because of the time and effort required.
How much a surgeon charges for their time and service depends on the demand. This is why choosing a plastic surgeon is not simply about finding one that offers the lowest prices. You need to evaluate their credentials and find someone that is properly trained with sufficient experience in performing the procedure you desire. A low cost plastic surgeon without experience or certifications will increase the risks of undesired results and potential complications.
The geographical location where the plastic surgeon is operating their practice will impact costs for breast lift significantly. Every aspect is priced relative to the cosmetic surgery market for that local region. A surgeon practicing in area where demand is higher will generally cost more than an equally qualified surgeon in a smaller market.
The average cost of a minimally invasive breast lift is about $2,000 while a full procedure can cost over $10,000. Overall, the average is somewhere between $4,000 and $7,000. Understanding the various breast lift cost factors can help a prospective patient make smart decisions and shop without compromising the quality of the plastic surgeon that will perform their procedure.