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Posted: May 10, 2018

The cost of each breast lift varies based on the individual's needs. In addition, the complexity of your procedure will also play a role in the price. At Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner's practice, the average breast lift cost typically ranges from $8,700 to $9,000. Our breast lift and augmentation cost is generally $11,500 to $12,500. These are only estimates and shouldn't be taken as the exact cost you will pay.

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What's Covered By Dr. Basner's Breast Lift Cost?

If you're going to ask, "How much does a breast lift cost"? you should be sure you're comparing similar services. For instance, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' estimate for a breast lift cost is $5,012. But that figure is just for the surgery and doesn't include related fees.

Dr. Basner's breast lift cost covers the surgery along with other major expenses, such as:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Supply costs
  • Follow-up appointments

During your consultation, Dr. Basner will carefully listen to your concerns and wishes before determining the best treatment plan to achieve your goals. After that, we'll give you a quote for your exact breast lift cost.

Breast Lift Cost Factors

Your breast lift cost is not just an arbitrary number. There are a variety of factors that go into the pricing of any surgical procedure, including:

  • Expertise and experience of your surgeon
  • Geographical location
  • Surgical facility fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescription medications
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Follow-up care

The saying "you get what you pay for" is often very true when it comes to plastic surgery. You will likely pay a little bit more for someone like Dr. Basner — an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who:

  • Has hospital privileges
  • Takes his time to meticulously make sure everything is perfect during surgery
  • Uses a board-certified anesthesiologist
  • Offers comprehensive follow-up care

Dr. Basner tries to keep his breast lift cost reasonable, but he does not offer discounts or cut-rate pricing because he ensures that his patients only receive the absolute best care. He does not cut corners with anything before, during or after your breast lift surgery.

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Why Choose Dr. Basner for Your Breast Lift?

Dr. Basner has the expertise and attention to detail you want in your breast lift surgeon. He's a well-regarded surgeon recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine. Newsweek Magazine also named Dr. Basner as one of the best plastic surgeons in America. Besides his private practice, he is the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital.

His eye for aesthetics, along with his technical skill, delivers youthful-looking results that meet your goals. With Dr. Basner, you get the best in patient care.

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Why Get a Breast Lift?

Many women find their breasts begin to sag over the years. This can occur because of:

  • Weight fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Heredity

Whatever the reason, a breast lift can transform your look, providing beautiful, natural results.

Who Are the Best Candidates for a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is best for a woman who's happy with the volume of her breasts but is dissatisfied that her breasts have started to droop. You may be a good breast lift candidate if you have:

  • Elongated, sagging breasts
  • Breasts that have lost firmness and are deflated
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Nipples that fall below the breast crease
  • Enlarged, stretched areolas

You should also be in good health and have realistic expectations.

What to Expect From a Breast Lift

Breasts begin to sag because the skin envelope around the breasts stretches, allowing the breasts to droop. A breast lift repositions the breast and removes this excess skin.

First, you will receive anesthesia to ensure you're deeply sedated during the procedure. Then, Dr. Basner will make an incision in each breast. There are several different types, but these incisions generally go around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and then along the crease.

Next, Dr. Basner will reposition and lift the breast tissue and remove the excess skin. This often will also raise the areola and nipple. Lastly, the incisions are sutured.

After you return home, you can expect to take about a week off work, depending on how physically demanding your job is. You typically can resume most strenuous activities after six weeks. Dr. Basner will provide detailed post-operative instructions that include a timeline. Scars generally diminish within a year after surgery.

The results of your breast lift will typically last for years, although aging, subsequent pregnancies and weight fluctuations might affect the overall look of your breasts. Avoiding nicotine and staying a healthy weight are two ways to maintain your results.

Combining a Breast Lift With Other Work

Many patients choose to have other procedures in conjunction with their breast lift. The combined cost often can be less than the cost of each surgery performed separately because you're paying for anesthesia once instead of multiple times. You can also reduce your recovery time since you won't have to deal with separate recuperations.

Other procedures that can be performed with a breast lift include:

Some patients opt for a breast lift as part of an overall mommy makeover.

Financing Your Breast Lift Cost

We know plastic surgery can be a significant expense. However, we want to ensure that every woman who comes to our practice is able to achieve the results she wants and feel great about herself and her body. This is why we offer breast lift financing plans through several different companies.

Talk to our patient coordinator during your consultation to find the best option for your unique budgetary needs. It is possible to get short-term plans with 0% APR, and you can also find longer-term plans with lower monthly payments if that would work better.

We also accept credit cards, although we recommend comparing your card's APR to that of a financing plan to get the best rates on your breast lift cost. If you have a low or 0% promotional APR on your credit card, or if your procedure qualifies for points, then it may be a good idea to go ahead and use it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Costs

Dr. Basner is a skilled, experienced surgeon with a wealth of knowledge to share about breast lift costs. Read the following questions, and feel free to contact us for additional information.

How Long Do Breast Lifts Last?

Breast lift results can last 10 to 15 years. You can extend the look of your results by avoiding smoking and weight fluctuations.

How Much Does It Cost to Lift My Breasts?

Considering all related fees, a breast lift can cost around $9,000. Your total cost is based on your specific goals and the extent of the surgery.

Is a Breast Lift Cheaper Than Implants?

A breast augmentation can cost between $6,700 and $7,700, so it's generally less expensive than a lift.

Will Health Insurance Cover My Breast Lift Cost?

Because breast lifts are generally considered cosmetic, health insurance usually won't cover your breast lift cost.

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation

If you are ready to turn back time on your sagging breasts, contact Dr. Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule your consultation. You'll receive a quote for your breast lift cost after your visit. Dr. Basner is committed to delivering outstanding care and results for patients in greater Baltimore, including Lutherville, Timonium and Columbia.

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