What is a breast lift?

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.


The entire procedure will take anywhere from three to four hours. Afterward, you'll need to spend at least one hour in the recovery room while the anesthesia wears off. From there, you should be able to go home and begin your recovery process. It is highly advisable that you havea friend or family member drive you home after the surgery!


How much will a breast lift cost?

A breast lift will cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. The surgeon's fee will be approximately 60% of the total while the remainder covers many other aspects of the surgery.


Costs will vary from surgeon to surgeon. You must take into consideration the surgeon's popularity and skill level, as well as the location of his or her office. Is the office in Beverly Hills, CA? Or is it in Eugene, Oregon? Obviously, the Beverly Hills breast lift procedure will probably cost a bit more than the same procedure will cost in Eugene, Oregon.


Who can benefit from a breast lift?

Any woman who has sagging or drooping breasts (usually a result of pregnancy, breast feeding, or excessive weight loss/gain). Aging is also a key contributor to breast sag and droop, and aging is something that can't be avoided! If you have unsightly breasts and you'd like to restore some of their youth and vitality, you can benefit from the procedure.


How do i prepare for a breast lift?

Your surgeon will provide you with a surgery-preparation guideline. There are several obvious factors that need to be taken into consideration if you are considering a breast lift:


Do you have realistic expectations? To increase the chances that you will be happy with the results of the procedure, you need to educate yourself about a breast lift and everything that goes with it. The more you learn about what the procedure will do for your breasts as well as the recovery process and the long-term effects, the more likely you will be pleased with the results.


Are you in good health? Smoking, drinking, and excess weight will negatively impact your surgical procedure. In fact, they will negatively impact any surgical procedure - not just breast enhancement surgeries. The better health you are in, the better the chances that you will be an ideal patient for the procedure, and the lower the potential for complications during your surgical procedure.


Are you adequately prepared for the recovery process? Recovery from invasive surgery is no walk in the park. Your body will feel bruised and battered. That's to be expected. You will need to plan accordingly. Your job, your exercise routines, and your busy-body lifestyle will all need to be put on hold for at least a few weeks or longer after your surgery.


Will my health insurance cover the cost of a breast lift?

Health insurance companies are not in the business of funding elective, aesthetic-improvement plastic surgeries. Your insurance company most likely will not cover the cost of a breast lift.


However, if the procedure is part of a reconstructive procedure, then your health insurance company may cover the cost. The only way to find out for sure if they will cover the cost of your procedure is to contact them directly and ask them.


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