Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Cost – Newport Beach | Orange County
Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, providing innovative and advanced reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Seify has nearly 13 years of post-graduate training behind him, including a Doctorate of Science from Emory University.
For his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify has received several honors, including the 2007 Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive safe, proven and effective treatments at his state of the art practice.
What is Breast Augmentation with Lift?
Breast augmentation is a popular surgery to enhance the size, volume and fullness of breasts for patients who are dissatisfied with the small size of their breasts. The procedure is also effective in restoring breast appearance for patients who have undergone mastectomy or suffered damage to breast tissue in a traumatic injury. In some cases, the patient’s breast size may be normal, but the breasts may be drooping heavily due to severe skin laxity. In such a situation, the plastic surgeon may recommend breast lift surgery instead of breast augmentation.
However, sometimes the patient may be keen to enhance the size of the breasts as well as improve their firmness, including repositioning of nipples and areolas to a more youthful position. The cosmetic surgeon may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift in such cases. Dr. Seify may advise this combined plastic surgery procedure for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas, depending on their health condition, breast anatomy and personal aesthetic goals.
Cost-effectiveness of Breast Augmentation with Lift
If breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are performed separately at different times, the total cost of the two surgeries will be significantly higher than when the two procedures are performed as a single combined cosmetic surgery. The surgeon is in a position to perform the two procedures together in a more conservative and efficient manner. The time that a surgeon spends during the initial consultation, preparation and medical tests, and other pre- and post-op visits of the patient is required only once.
The general anesthesia costs are required only once because the two surgeries will be performed at the same time. The operating room expenses are incurred also just once in a combined procedure. Cost of special garments required after the surgery, prescription medications and other related expenses are also incurred just once.
Therefore, purely from a cost perspective alone, a combined procedure offers a greater advantage compared to two procedures performed separately. The overall procedure is more conservative and the patient is exposed to the typical risks associated with a surgery only once.
Cost of Breast Implants
The overall cost of a breast augmentation with lift procedure will include the cost of breast implants. Dr. Seify guides and educates his patients in and around Newport Beach and Orange County, CA about various implant options and their pros and cons. Saline implants usually cost cheaper compared to silicone gel based implants. Some of the latest qualities in highly cohesive silicone implants may be significantly more expensive than traditional qualities. The size and shape of implants may also impact the total cost of breast implants.
Average Cost of Breast Augmentation with Lift
The average cost breast augmentation with lift procedure in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby areas will differ from the average cost of the same procedure in Seattle, WA. This is because the cost of living may vary in different regions, which can influence the average cost of goods and service, including cosmetic surgery services in a region. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) the average cost of breast augmentation in the U.S. in 2012 was $3,543, and the average cost of breast lift in the same year was $4,332.
These are the basic costs of two procedures when they are performed individually. The combined surgery is likely to be more cost-effective due to the reasons described above. The ASPS also notes that these average cost figures are exclusive of the costs of anesthesia, operating facility expenses and other related costs. Therefore, the patient should consider all possible costs in advance and make appropriate financing or payment arrangements before going ahead with the procedure.
The ASPS also points out that the fee of the plastic surgeon may differ from one practice to another, which will impact the overall costs of surgery. However, the patients should keep surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration, and choose the best possible surgeon for their aesthetic needs. Insurance in case of breast augmentation procedure may be available only if the procedure is performed for reconstructive purposes or to correct asymmetry or the deformity of the breasts.