Breast lift is a procedure performed by aplastic surgeon to provide a firmer and younger looking breast appearance. Many women are bothered by sagging breasts and downward pointing nipples as the effects of aging set in. A cosmetic surgeoncan correct this condition by removing excess skin and raising the breasts and repositioning the areolas to a more youthful height.
Dr. Lane Smith provides a range of procedures such as breast implants, tummy tuck,breast lift, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, andliposuction to patients in and around Las Vegas, NV. He explains the cost aspects during the initial consultation to help patients make informed choices about a procedure.
Cost Factors in Breast Lift
A number of factors may impact the cost of breast lift surgery, and the cost may vary from one practice to another due to such factors. Where a practice is located makes a difference to the average cost of breast lift in that region. The cost of living in Las Vegas, NV may not be the same as the cost of living in Orlando, FL. This may affect the average costs of most goods and services in an area, including cosmetic surgery services.
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon can also affect the overall cost of procedure. This cost component may vary according to the skills, experience and reputation of a particular surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises that patients should select the right surgeon for their needs and view surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration in their selection.
Procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, and liposuction may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the circumstances of a case. Anesthesiologist’s fee may differ according to their experience, and it will have an influence on the overall costs of surgery.
The costs of the surgical facility may also vary according to the kind of technology, equipment, staff and services available at a particular facility. Additional cost factors such as the costs of medical tests, surgical garments, prescription medications, and post-op visits to the office of the cosmetic surgeon should also be considered. These costs can vary from one practice to another.
The ASPS provides national average cost figures each year for various plastic surgery procedures in the United States. According to the 2012 data provided by the ASPS, the average cost of a breast lift surgery in the U.S. was $4,332. The ASPS clarifies that this cost is exclusive of the costs of anesthesia, operating facility costs, and other related expenses.
It also says that the costs can vary from one practice to another due to several factors. The extent of surgery involved or whether the breast lift procedure is combined with another surgery such as breast augmentation may also impact the overall costs of the procedure.
Finance and Insurance
The breast lift is typically performed as an elective surgery, and the cost may not be covered under insurance. A number of medical care finance companies are also available to provide convenient payment terms to most patients.