A breast lift can be cheaper than getting a full breast enlargement surgery. There are reasons for this, one of them is that there is no need to put an implant in place, which can make up a large percentage of the cost. Women often find the breast lift a better way to improve their bust rather than just making them bigger. The reason the breast sags is because of lack of elasticity, which happens over time, after breast feeding, pregnancy, or a dramatic weight loss. Some women don't want to make their bust bigger, they would just like them to be more like they were before they had kids, or when they were younger.
A breast lift can be up to two thousand dollars cheaper than having breast enlargement surgery. Although the cost is cheaper, there are other fees that have to be considered as well. You also have to think about the costs of anesthesia, hospital stay, surgery garments, and the postoperative visits. There are also consultation fees to consider, where you are going to have the surgery done, and which doctor you are going to be using.
Not all doctors can perform breast lifts. They have to be board certified, and have experience in this area of plastic surgery. Your insurance company may not cover these procedures, and they may not cover any complications that may arise after. A few exceptions to this is if you need this to relieve back problems, or as a reconstruction after cancer treatments. It is a good idea to consult with your insurance provider first to find out what your policy covers.
If you are considering a breast lift instead of enlargement, there are some things you need to look for in a plastic surgeon. The need to have five years of surgical training with two or more years of plastic surgery in the area of breast lifts on top of this. They should be operating in a real medical facility such as a hospital.
They also need to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or similar board in other countries. They should also have a strict code of ethics, and be constantly upgrading their knowledge in the latest procedures, and safety standards. There is another thing that is also just as important as all of these, as well. You need to be completely comfortable with the doctor you are using. If you feel at all uneasy while speaking to him, you are better off finding someone else.
You primary care physician can help you find the right doctor, as well as outline exactly what to expect, not only from your consultation but also from the surgery itself. Any plastic surgeon you speak to should be able to provide you with a list of past patients that you can contact to find out if they were satisfied with their work. This is really the only way you are going to be sure because after the surgery, it is too late. You should also look to see if they are a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or trusted with any other accreditation, and this venture logo or statement should be in plain sight.