Understanding Breast Lift Cost
Breast lift procedures must be tailored to a patient's specific needs and goals, so virtually every procedure carries a different price. The cost differs primarily according to the necessary extent of treatment, any procedures performed in conjunction with the breast lift, and your choice of surgeon. Dr. Oren Lerman can explain breast lift cost during a detailed consultation at his Manhattan, New York, practice.
Choice of Surgeon
Put simply, a doctor with vast experience and a track record of success performing breast lift surgery will likely charge a higher fee than a relatively inexperienced surgeon. However, patients must understand that by choosing an experienced and potentially costlier surgeon, they can actually save money. This is largely due to the fact that revision surgery is more complex, and therefore more expensive than an initial procedure.
As an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor at the New York University School of Medicine with a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lerman has an advanced proficiency in breast surgery. A surgeon with this caliber of credentials can help to ensure that you achieve satisfying results.
By refusing to compromise your goals or your safety in an attempt to save money, you can avoid dissatisfaction and further expenses after your procedure.
Extent of Treatment
If a surgery requires considerable time and energy, it can affect the cost. For example, a patient with very large or severely sagging breasts will require more extensive surgery than one whose breasts are smaller or droop moderately, and can expect the price of surgery to reflect this need.
Depending on the patient's goals, a breast lift may incorporate breast implants or fat grafting in order to enhance not only the contours of the breasts, but also the size and shape. The addition of these procedures will increase the overall cost of surgery, but by performing them at the same time as the breast lift, a patient can consolidate expenses such as anesthesia and facility fees.
Anesthesia can be administered either by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. An anesthesiologist is the costlier option, but their advanced training can provide increased safety and peace of mind.
Breast lift surgery can be performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgical center (a third-party surgical venue), or a private surgical suite. A hospital is the costliest option, but offers unique benefits since the facility is better equipped to address any complications that might arise during the procedure.
Making the Most of Your Investment
Breast lift surgery is considered elective, and is not covered by health insurance plans. Patients can expect to pay for the procedure out of pocket, and should therefore take every measure to ensure the best returns on their investment. By refusing to compromise your goals or your safety in an attempt to save money, you can avoid dissatisfaction and further expenses after your procedure.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Oren Lerman believes patients should be thoroughly educated in every aspect of breast lift surgery before undergoing the procedure. If you are considering a breast lift, and would like to learn more about what you can expect to pay for the refinements you desire, please schedule a consultation today.