Breast Implants Cost Near Pittsburgh, PA
The typical cost for Breast Lift near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranges from $6,000 - $12,000.
This price variation is based on calculations published on Realself. A few of the variables that determine costs of a procedure will vary by surgeon, geographic region and complexity of the procedure.
TIPS to consider while calculating costs associated with Breast Lift near Pittsburgh, PA
When undergoing breast lift there are various elements that may change the price of your procedure.
- Do I need implant? if so what type of implants:
The type of implant may change the price of your procedure from 1000 to 2000 dollars. The important issue here is making sure that you are getting what you are paying for, and not a cheaper price, for something that you do NOT want.
-Saline implants are the cheapest, with the least long-term warranty. If your quote is an out-layer cheap quote, make sure that you are ok with this implant.
-The next implants in price are silicone cohesive implants.
-Finally, the gummy bear implants are the most expensive.
- Complexity of the procedure:
Sometimes you will need more than just a breast augmentation to obtain your dreamed breast. If your breasts have significant droopiness (ptosis), you may also need a breast lift (mastopexy). There are 3 types of breast lift, that are used to improve the breast shape. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgical time will increase, making the anesthesia, operative room fees, and surgeons fees higher.
- Facility fees:
Surgery centers are usually more cost effective compared to hospitals. If your doctor has a surgery center, he is likely to have some control on the pricing. Make sure that that facility is certified by the state or by a AAAAF. If the facility is not certified, it is unlikely that your procedure will have general anesthesia. For a breast augmentation, this means that your implants are likely to be place on top of the muscle. Now your savings converted into long term complications. Simply do things right from the beginning.
- Type of anesthesia:
Anesthesia is another important component of your procedure. A good anesthesia provider is the difference between a great surgical experience and a terrible one. If your surgeon is planning on doing your procedure under local anesthesia, it is likely that:
-She/he is not board certified by the board of plastic surgery (click here to see if your provider is board certified); or
-Her/his facility is not accredited, or
-She/he is trying to get your business by decreasing the quality of your procedure by saving money in the wrong bucket of savings.
-In addition, this will restrict you to have your implants on top of the muscle.
- Who is your Doctor?
An important component is to investigate who your surgeon is? Make sure that your surgeon has good reviews. If you have a doctor with many patients complaining publicly, then you can understand why he is the cheapest in town. Please, do your homework. You can go to our page with guidelines to find your top plastic surgeon.
- Board certification:
There are some surgeons that are NOT plastic surgeons. They claim to be board certified by the cosmetic society of surgery. However, their training is not extensive enough. This prevents them from having privileges at hospitals and/or accredited surgical facilities. Therefore, they have their own office surgery facilities. Usually, their prices are lower that the average. Be careful, your bargain procedure is at risk to become a potential nightmare. (click here to see if your provider is board certified).
- Plastic surgery tourism to save on cost:
Plastic surgery tourism has become a very viable way of obtaining very low fees for procedures that are costly in the US. However, the CDC has started an alert campaign to make awareness of its dangers. For more details click the CDC website on this topic.
The most important economic issues to consider are:
-Travel fees including airfare, hotel and food should be included in the whole price
-There is basically no follow up, making correction of mistakes or complications unlikely.
-Remember that time off from work is also a cost that patients do NOT consider when traveling abroad.
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Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has built his plastic surgery practice by treating his patients like family. To learn more about the cost of Breast Lift surgery, please call us at (412) 638-2391 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.