Droopy breasts are a problem for so many women. Not only can they make it difficult for you to wear the clothes that you’d like, but saggy breasts may also make you look heavier than you are. In fact, a common complaint that I hear during a breast lift consultation is that the patient feels dumpy. One of the many reasons that I love performing a breast lift, either with or without an implant, is its ability to literally transform your entire body, mind and spirit. I love seeing the smile on a patient’s face when she first sees her results. It is, however, a more involved procedure than a breast augmentation alone and as such, costs more. So, how much does a breast lift cost?
Breast Lift Cost Depends on these Factors
The cost of any aesthetic procedure is going to depend on:
- Your location
- Surgeon’s fees
- Type of procedure
- Anesthesia – general or local
- Hospital or surgery center
Living in a major city translates to a higher fee because it is simply more expensive to conduct business in Boston than Boise. However, major cities can also give you access to top notch talent. And it is important when you are looking for a surgeon to find one, such as myself, who is Board-Certified. It is simply one of the best ways to ensure that your doctor has the experience, training and artistic eye to deliver the kind of exemplary result that we all want.
Breast Lift Needs Dictate Fees
I perform all of my breast lift or mastopexy procedures under general anesthesia in our accredited surgery center. The cost of a breast lift on its own, without a breast implant, ranges anywhere from $12,000 to $14,500. The reason for this price variable really boils down to whether or not I will need to use a surgical mesh such as GalaFLEX® to provide more support.
If you are in need of a breast lift, it is because you have compromised breast tissue due to:
- Weight gain/loss
The skin and tissues of your breast have broken down and become weak. This is what causes them to droop. Sometimes, this damage is severe. So, while a lift will place your breasts back into a more youthful position, it will not heal tissue that has been seriously damaged.
Why GalaFLEX® Mesh is Worth the Money
The reason that a mesh product such as GalaFLEX® is worth the money is due to its ability to create a strong, internal support for your breasts. Think of it almost like a bra. I place the mesh, which comes in a number of different shapes and sizes, into the crease beneath your breasts. Your body responds to the “injury” of the mesh by producing scar tissue. With time, the mesh metabolizes, and you are left with an internal scaffold of your own tissue that is anywhere from 3-4 times stronger than your native breast tissue. What this means in terms of your wallet is that the results that we achieve with your breast lift will stand the test of time.
Mastopexy Augmentation Costs
While a breast lift is a fantastic stand-alone procedure if you have enough native breast volume, some women do not. If you fall into the latter category, a mastopexy augmentation may be the ideal solution. With this procedure, I add a breast implant to your breast lift procedure. Since the two are performed simultaneously, there is no additional anesthesia fee. But it is a longer and more complex surgery which is reflected in the price. My breast lift with a breast implant procedure ranges from $13,000 to $16,500 depending on whether or not you will need a surgical mesh as well as which breast implant you choose.
Fat Grafting to the Breasts
My goal with any breast surgery is to deliver breasts that are in proportion to the rest of your body so that your waist looks smaller, your abdomen appears leaner and your derrière seems more lifted. Creating the right size and shape breasts for your individual anatomy is where the technical and artistic side of my chosen field meet. In order to achieve that perfect balance, I will sometimes perform fat grafting to the upper portion of the breast in addition to a breast augmentation or lift. This helps to camouflage an implant, when used, in thin women, and provides that fullness in the upper pole that so many women desire. There is an additional fee for this procedure when it is done at a later date, and all of these options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.
Cost is something that I take seriously. I believe in delivering a lot of bang for your buck. In my opinion, and the opinion of my very happy patients, the cost of a breast lift is totally worth it. This is a procedure that can revitalize your entire torso, boost your self confidence and just put a spring back in your step. To find out more about a breast lift, mastopexy augmentation or any other breast surgery with Dr. Sean Doherty at his Boston or Brookline office, contact us today or call (617) 450-0070 to schedule a consultation.