Things are not where you left them. So, what’s the average breast lift price? We look at the peaks and valleys of this much sought-after procedure.
As time goes on, aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding change our bodies.
This means that we might find things a little more, shall we say, southward facing than before.
You might look at yourself in the mirror one day and wonder, “How much is a breast lift?”
Yes, sagging boobs are totally normal. And if you are happy with your breasts as they are, that is wonderful.
But sagging breasts can be more than a vanity issue.
For some women, breasts that sag (especially if they are large) can cause real pain to the neck and upper back.
And if you just don’t like the way they look and want to change things up — that’s fine, too!
Enter modern medicine and the wonders of breast lift surgery!
In this article: 📝
- What is a breast lift?
- What is the cost of breast lift surgery?
- How to get the best breast lift price
- What extra costs should I look out for with a breast lift?
- How long does a breast lift last?
What is a breast lift?
A mastopexy, or breast lift, does exactly what it says on the box.
It’s a surgery to raise the breast tissue by removing and tightening excess skin, giving you the breasts of your dreams and/or your youth.
But wait up. That’s all well and good, but let’s talk money.
What is the cost of breast lift surgery?
According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2020, you are looking at around $5,000.
But it all depends on your specific needs and where and by whom you choose to have the surgery.
$5,000 is an average price but is influenced by many things.
How to get the best breast lift price
Everyone loves a good deal, but there are a couple of things you need to be aware of.
Oftentimes, the price of a cosmetic surgery depends on what state it’s being done in and how experienced the doctor is.
As a heads up, experience and qualifications are not something you want to skimp on.
It makes the difference between a safe procedure with your desired result and a potential nightmare.
So before you decide on a surgeon, make sure they’re board certified.
This means they have the highest level of accreditation within their field of specialty.
The ASPS has a handy tool to help you find members who are also board-certified doctors.
What extra costs should I look out for with a breast lift?
That base price of around $5,000 doesn’t include things like the operating room fees, anesthesia, or any of the other little unseen bits and pieces that make for safe surgery.
Before performing such surgeries, a responsible doctor will also do a comprehensive health check noting things like whether you are a smoker and are generally in good health.
Because of this, there may be unexpected pre- or postoperative costs to ensure a good outcome.
There is also the kind of breast lift surgery that’ll work best for you, and if you choose to have breast implants placed at the same time, or a breast reduction.
A breast lift without breast implants costs less than one with implants. Your doctor will discuss all these options with you.
The right surgery for you will depend on your specific concerns and the results you’re hoping to achieve.
There are a lot of important things to ask and consider when choosing your doctor, and it can feel overwhelming.
Check out these useful Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to get you on the right path.
How long does a breast lift last?
The staying power of your results really depends on a bunch of factors like age, genetics, surgical technique, and overall health.
The truth is, the results may not be permanent, and some women may want to have a repeat procedure at a later date.
Luckily, there are things you can do to help maintain your results.
The ASPS recommends avoiding weight gain, wearing a good bra, and taking care of your skin as your best defense against needing a touch-up.
There are lots to consider when deciding whether to have a breast lift.
Cost is just one factor, but it’s an important one.
Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask a zillion questions.
If you’re looking for support (boob or otherwise), check in with the mamas in the Peanut community today.