Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift is a much sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today. The procedure is designed to raise sagging breasts to a more youthful level and make them appear firmer and perkier. The areolas and nipples are also usually repositioned along with breast lift.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast lift and various other procedures for the breast, body and face. During the initial consultation, Dr. Seify will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. He receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas.
In 2014, the average cost of breast lift plastic surgery in the US was $4,207, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). However, the ASPS clarified that this cost does not cover the dollar amounts of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other related expenses. In any case, the monetary amount can vary substantially from one practice to another due to several factors.
The overall financial reality of breast lift surgery, including all the costs such as anesthesia, operating room, surgical accessories, prescription medications, medical tests, post-op visits to the surgeon’s office, and other expenses may range from $8,000 to $14,000. The stipulated price may be slightly higher if breast lift is performed in conjunction with breast implant surgery.
Extent of Surgery
Patients with relatively smaller breasts and a moderate level of sagging will usually require less complex procedure. The effect on your financials will typically fall in the lower end of the price range in such cases. On the contrary, patients with severely drooping breasts or oversized but sagging breasts will require more extensive surgery, which can increase the dollar figure.
Expertise of the Surgeon
A highly skilled cosmetic surgeon with a stellar reputation and several years of experience in performing breast surgeries may charge a relatively higher fee. According to the ASPS, patients should focus on choosing the right surgeon for their needs, and treat the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor in this decision.
Location of the Practice
The monetary amount of healthcare can differ from one place to another, depending on the average price tag of living in a particular area. For instance, the monetary amount of breast lift in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations may not be the same as the dollar figure of the same procedure in, say, Utah.
Surgical Room Costs
Breast lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. The cost will relatively lower if it is performed at an ambulatory surgical center than at a hospital. In an exceptional case, if the patient needs an overnight stay, the cost will be higher. The financial setback that you would be looking at may be reduced if the procedure is performed at a surgeon’s own surgical suite.
Medical financing companies will be able to provide convenient payment terms and low-interest plans to most patients seeking breast lift. Some of the medical finance firms may even offer zero interest financing in case the balance amount is paid in full within a specified time frame. The surgeon’s office may be able to provide guidance and assistance with regarding to financing of the procedure.