Considering a breast lift with implants? One of the most common questions we receive regarding mastopexy augmentation is, “What does a breast lift with implants cost?”
And indeed, for anyone considering breast enhancement, financing is a critical subject to explore. After all, when combined, nearly every breast augmentation and breast lift procedure will be elective, and that means you must be able to pay for surgery on your own (without insurance) — either upfront or through a payment plan.
Below, we’ll go over some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the cost of breast lift with implants surgery. Before we dive right in, however, let’s define what an augmentation and breast lift surgery actually is.
What Is Mastopexy Augmentation?
Mastopexy augmentation (also known as a breast lift with implants or breast augmentation with breast lift) is a cosmetic surgery that involves both a breast lift (to lift the breasts and remove excess skin and tissue) and breast augmentation or the insertion of saline or silicone gel implants (to add volume).
Patients choose this procedure when they have both sagging, drooping breasts and the desire for more voluminous breasts. We should say right off the bat that this procedure is only reserved for patients who qualify. That is, some patients may think they want a breast augmentation mastopexy, when in reality they could achieve their goals with a breast lift only or breast augmentation only.
The good news is that quality plastic surgeons will not tack on extra breast lift procedures for you unless they truly think it could be of some benefit. So, if the results from an augmentation will cover breast lift surgery benefits too, they’ll only do the augmentation — or vice versa.
How Much Does a Breast Lift With Implants Cost?
The cost of breast lift with implants surgery (also known as mastopexy augmentation) varies tremendously based on the following factors:
- Scope of the surgery
- Implants cost
- Board certified plastic surgeon experience, training, and expertise (surgeon’s fee)
- Plastic surgeon location (geographic)
- Surgical facility (hospital, in-office operating room, etc.)
- Anesthesia costs (general anesthesia is more expensive than local anesthesia)
- Post-surgery expenses for compression garments, medications, and more
The best way to know how much your procedure will cost is to contact your surgeon directly. At your consultation appointment, you’ll be able to get an accurate estimate for the average cost of breast lift with implants.
Keep in mind that once you choose this surgical procedure, you will also need to set aside time to recover. This may mean staying home for several weeks.
For those who are able to get paid time off, this financial aspect of recovery may not be so detrimental. But for any patients who are self-employed or run their own business, remember that you may not be able to work and earn money during this period. Adequate rest is crucial to a safe breast augmentation and breast lift recovery time as well as great results.
FAQ: Breast Lift With Implants Cost
Is breast lift with implants covered by insurance?
Generally speaking, a breast lift with implants is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Patients should be prepared for out-of-pocket expenses.
What factors influence the cost of the procedure?
Several factors can impact the cost, including the surgeon’s experience, geographical location, facility fees, types of breast implants used, and the complexity of the surgery.
Can I combine a breast lift with implants with other surgeries to save on costs?
Combining procedures, such as getting a breast lift with a tummy tuck, can sometimes reduce overall costs compared to having each surgery separately. It’s best to discuss these options with your surgeon.
Are there any additional costs to consider, like anesthesia fees or post-operative care?
Yes, there may be additional fees for anesthesia, post-operative garments, and follow-up appointments. Be sure to inquire about all potential costs during your consultation.
Are financing options available for breast lift with implants?
Many plastic surgery practices offer financing plans to help patients manage the cost of breast lift with implants. It’s best to explore these options during your consultation.
How can I get an accurate cost estimate for my breast lift with implants?
The most accurate cost estimate can be obtained through a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will examine your anatomy and assess your specific needs and goals.
Is there a significant price difference between silicone and saline implants?
Your choice of implant type will impact the overall cost of the procedure. Silicone implants tend to be more expensive than saline implants.
Do the surgeon’s fees include follow-up appointments and revisions if necessary?
Typically, surgeon’s fees cover the initial procedure and immediate post-operative care. Additional appointments, if needed, may require separate costs.
Are there any hidden costs I should be aware of before scheduling the surgery?
To avoid any surprises on your bill, prior to surgery, make sure you speak with your surgeon and gain a clear understanding of all potential costs, including those for pre-operative tests, medications, and any unexpected complications.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation Appointment
The question of a patient’s breast lift with breast implants cost comes up frequently at consultation appointments. And that’s good.
We want you to feel comfortable asking questions and voicing your concerns. We are always happy to go over financing with you.
If you have any additional questions regarding cost, financing options, or breast lift with implants surgery in general, please contact us today and schedule your consultation appointment with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber. Your journey toward an attractive, natural looking breast augmentation and lift starts here.