Breast Procedures Quick Info
Breast operations are designed to adjust one or more breast features to improve appearance or reduce symptoms. Popular modifications include increasing size, removing extra skin, enhancing shape, lifting nipple position, decreasing extra tissue, and correcting concerns after previous surgery. Men can also benefit with tissue and skin to help chest contour.
The boxes below give a brief description with quick facts about the operation. For detailed information about each procedure click on the icon within the section.
Function: Mastopexy, or breast lift, improves breast shape by removing extra skin and adjusting nipple position for a more youthful shape. If too much breast size has been lost after pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation can be added for a breast lift with implants (augmentation-mastopexy).
Recovery: 1 – 2 weeks
Total Cost: $7000 – $8000
Function: Too much breast weight can lead to symptoms including back pain, neck pain, difficulty finding well-fitting clothing, and other concerns. Breast reduction has benefits of symptom and shape improvement and carries the highest satisfaction in plastic surgery.
Recovery: 1 – 1.5 weeks
Total Cost: $8300 – $9800
Breast Lift with Implants
Function: When breast size and shape need to be improved more than breast augmentation or mastopexy can accomplish alone, the two operations can be combined into a breast lift with implants, or “augmentation-mastopexy.” This operation has some unique nuances that should be understood.
Recovery: 1.5 – 2 Weeks
Total Cost: $10,500 – $12,000
Male Breast Reduction
Function: Reducing tissue under the nipples, thinning out chest thickness, and/or removing extra skin from the male chest is called gynecomastia correction (“male breast reduction“). Treatment type is tailored to the pattern of abnormality present.
Recovery: 1 Week
Total Cost: $5800 – $7400
Breast Scar Revision
Function: Scars may result from trauma, cancer removal, or previous aesthetic or functional surgery. Occasionally these scars may be thick, wide, or sunken and more noticeable as a result. Scar revision may be helpful to convert these bothersome scars into less noticeable ones.
Recovery: 1 – 1.5 weeks
Total Cost: Varies
Estimated costs include Cosmetassure coverage, surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees, as well as preoperative and postoperative visits. Recovery times are estimates and may vary between patients. Photos on this page are of models and not actual patients.