September 14, 2007, Newsletter Issue #35: The Full Cost of Breast Lift Surgery

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Patients who are considering having a breast lift procedure are likely concerned about the cost of breast lift surgery. This is a very common concern, but unfortunately there is no simple answer. In general the cost of a breast lift will range from $3,500 to $6,000, but patients may find the same procedure offered for a considerably higher or lower price.

Patients should also consider other costs associated with the full cost of a breast lift procedure. This includes consultations with the surgeon prior to the surgery, post-operative checkups and costs associated with missing work during the recovery period. Some surgeons may include the cost of consultations and post-operative visits in the fee schedule they quote you, while others may charge separately for these services. For this reason, patients should fully understand what is included and excluded from the price estimate before making a decision to undergo a breast lift procedure.

The full cost of breast lift surgery is usually divided into three categories including the anesthesia fee, the hospital fees and the surgeonís fees. The fees associated with these categories may vary according to different factors including the location, the availability of the hospital, the type of anesthesia used and the experience and skill level of the surgeon. Other factors might also be age of the patient and the amount of surgery required. However, patients who are considering the procedure are advised not to use cost of breast lift surgery as the driving factor when selecting a surgeon for the procedure. This is important because the skill and experience of the surgeon are far more important than the cost of the procedure.

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