Breast Lift Cost – How Much is a Mastopexy?

Reviewed by Walter Erhardt, MD

The cost of a breast lift involves the anesthesia fee, the facility fee and the surgeon's fee. If your breast lift is done in conjunction with breast augmentation with breast implants, there will also be an implant fee.

The surgeon's fee is the most difficult to predict without first knowing the extent of the procedure and the qualifications of the plastic surgeon. The geographical location of the practice also plays a role in your cost. Surgeons who practice in highly populated urban areas tend to charge more because their overhead is higher and they are in greater demand than their counterparts in rural or suburban areas.

The average cost of a breast lift varies from $3,500 to $6,000. Cost for anesthesia ranges from $1,000 to $1,300. The facility fee (or hospital fee) ranges from $500 to $1,500. The remaining cost is the surgeon's fee.

If more than one procedure is done at the same time, your total cost may be higher. Combining procedures, such as with a mommy makeover, may be cost-effective in the long run as you only pay one facility and one anesthesia fee (these fees may be higher for longer surgeries). That said, combining plastic surgery procedures can also increase your risks.

Your Breast Lift Consultation

Each breast surgery is unique. Your surgeon will give you a quote after he or she has examined your breasts and discussed your expectations. (Before scheduling your consultation, check out these breast lift before and after pictures to get an idea of what a breast lift can accomplish.)

Learn more about breast lift surgery

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has extensive experience in all breast-related procedures can help minimize your breast lift risk factors, maximize your satisfaction with the cosmetic results and help ensure a smooth breast lift surgery recovery. Remember, shopping for the best price without first considering the background and experience of the surgeon may be a mistake.

Breast Lift Payments

Breast lift surgery is primarily performed for cosmetic reasons and is rarely covered by insurance. When you visit your plastic surgeon, ask about available patient financing plans. Start your search for the right surgeon now.