Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants Cost

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Posted on April 26, 2018 under Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants Cost

Breast Surgery | Breast Implant Cost | Breast Lift | Alexandria VA Breast augmentation or breast implant surgery is an increasingly popular procedure in the US today. With the FDA approval for advanced qualities in silicone and saline implants, the procedure has become safer and highly effective. Breast lift is another widely accepted cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at making the breasts firmer and more youthful looking.

Both breast lift and breast implant surgeries require high level of surgical expertise. The costs for the two procedures may vary marginally. In some cases, the plastic surgeon may advise a combination of both the procedures for a more comprehensive outcome. Cosmetic Surgery Associates, with their offices in Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA, provide these surgeries to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby locations.

Breast Augmentation & Your Bank Account

Thousands of breast augmentation surgery procedures are performed every year in the US with outstanding results. It is critically important to choose a reputed cosmetic surgery facility for this procedure to achieve safe and desirable outcomes.

Considering all the cost components, the average cost of breast implant surgery may range from $8,000 to $15,000. A number of factors will impact the cost, such as the practice location, the fee charged by the plastic surgeon, and the variations in the costs of anesthesia and surgical facility costs from one place to another. Costs of various breast implant qualities may also vary significantly.

Breast Lift and Your Wallet

In many cases, breast lift may be a slightly more lengthy and complex surgery as compared to breast implant surgery. Surgical excision of loose skin, tightening of weakened underlying muscles, and repositioning of areolas to a raised level may be involved in breast lift. The ASPS estimates for 2013 indicate that the average cost of breast lift in the US in 2013 was $4,207. This cost was exclusive of the costs of anesthesia, operating room costs, and additional expenses.

In general, the cost of breast lift may range between $9,000 and $16,000 at most practices. Cosmetic Surgery Associates, led by board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Franklin Richards and Dr. Dean Jabs, provides breast lift surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding communities.

The Dollar Amount for a Breast Augmentation with a Lift

Sometimes the best way to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals may be to combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries. The cost of the combined procedure will increase in comparison to each individual procedure. However, the combined surgery will usually be more cost effective as against individual procedures.

General anesthesia will be required only once in case of a combined surgery, just as the individual procedures. Similarly, the cost of surgical facility and overnight stay, if necessary, will also remain unchanged. Only the financial hits such as the surgeon’s fee may increase because of the increase duration and higher complexity of the combined procedure.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit  or

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers