Breast Lift or mastopexy patients who have had weight loss or after pregnancy may experience droopy breasts due to loss of breast tissue elasticity. These patients will need breast lift and if there has been loss of volume, breast implants as well.

The Cost of a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. Prices for breast lift procedures can vary widely. A surgeon’s cost for breast lift may vary based on his or her experience as well as geographic location. Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Cost may include:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Post-surgery garments, and
  • Medical tests

The cost of Breast Lift varies from patient to patient and it depends on many factors. Breast Lift may be performed by different techniques, by Breast Lift surgeons of different experience and skill levels. Once you have had a Breast Lift consultation you can get an estimate of the cost of Breast Lift for you. Like most types of plastic surgery, Breast Lift surgery involves surgery related and facility fees. Usually additionally to the cost of your Breast Lift you will need to find out the cost of anesthesia or anesthesiologist fee; the cost of the facility or operating room and any other cost associated with your Breast Lift surgery such as: medication, blood work, or any other procedure related cost.

  • Typically; the cost of the anesthesia ranges from $500 to $1,000, depending on the procedure performed.
  • The cost of the facility or operating room may also vary depending on the center chosen
  • and it usually ranges from $800 to $1,200.
  • Ask your Dr. Tavoussi about all the costs involved in your Breast Lift surgery. Again; Breast Lift costs can vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon.
  • Breast Lift prices are also dependent on the surgeon you choose, your location, and other factors. On average, however, the cost of Breast Lift nationwide ranges from $3,500 to $6,000.

Prospective Breast Lift patients may decide not to go through with surgery because they believe they can’t afford the cost of the Breast Lift procedure. However, a Breast Lift can be affordable, and there are several cosmetic surgery financing options available to cover the cost of the procedure. It is always best to speak directly with your plastic  surgeon’s office staff to find out the cost of Breast Lift. Call me Now!.

Also; usually if a patient is going to have more than one procedure performed at once, the surgeon is highly likely to reduce some of the fees and give the patient a discount. It is also recommended in some cases that a patient combines several procedures at the same time if they are a good candidate. This will allow the patient to pay only once for any anesthesia or operating room costs and it also allows the patient to recover at the same time from all the procedures performed.

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How does the scar look like?

This depends on the amount of droopiness of the breasts. Minimally droopy breasts require minimal lift and therefore small scar which is usually on top of the areola, on the border of the dark areolar skin and it is hardly noticeable. This type of breast lift is called Crescent Lift.

In Vertical Breast Lift, the scar looks like a lollipop whereby it surrounds the nipple-areolar cpmlex and extends vertically downward. The third type of breast lift is called Inverted T or Anchor scar or Wise pattern. The scar is similar to vertical lift with a horizontal segment along the inframmamary folds. Once you are evaluated during your consultation, an accurate diagnosis can be made  and an appropriate technique suitable to your condition is recommended.

Would I have a Full Upper Breast Poles?

This is a major concern among patients who have lost the fullness and youthful shape of their breasts. Even-though with the above techniques, the breast tissues are lifted, in majority of patients due to loss of elasticity of the breast tissue, the loss of upper fullness returns after several months and therefore breast augmentation at the same time is  recommended. This will allow restoration of the upper fullness of the breasts. Occasionally, in patients with excessive droopiness, a special technique can be used to achieve upper fullness without breast implants. This is achieved with what is known as  inferior pedicle flap technique, which we secure up close to the shoulder area and therefore achieve the desire affect without implants.

Is there a need for a drain placement?

Usually no. On very rare occasions a single drain is placed in each side and removed a day or so later.

How long is the recovery period?

This will initially takes several weeks but majority of patients take one to two weeks off of  work. Complete healing is achieved in 6 to 9 months.

Usually, a general anesthetic is administered, so that you will be asleep throughout the  procedure. When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. In many instances, small drain tubes will have been placed in your breasts to help avoid the accumulation of fluids. Gauze dressings will be placed on your breasts and covered with an elastic bandage or surgical bra.

How will I look and feel initially?

The day after surgery, you will be encouraged to get out of bed for short periods of time. After several days, you will be able to move about more comfortably. Straining, bending and lifting must be avoided, however, since these activities might cause increased swelling or even bleeding. You may be instructed to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your breasts.

Any surgical drains will be removed a day or two after surgery, at which time your    dressings may also be changed or removed. You will be instructed to wear a support bra  for a few weeks, until the swelling and discoloration of your breasts diminishes. Generally, stitches will be removed in stages over a period of approximately three weeks, beginning about one week after surgery.

You may notice that you feel less sensation in the nipple and areola areas. This usually is  temporary. It may, however, take weeks, months or even more than a year before sensation returns to normal. Your breasts may also require some time to assume a more natural shape. Incisions will initially be red or pink in color. They will remain this way for many months following surgery.