Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting some information on breast augmentation, particularly about the costs involved. Also if a lift is needed does that effect the cost and by how much? Thanks.
A: The cost of breast augmentation is fairly standard and only differs by whether one uses a saline ($4700) or silicone implant ($5800), all costs included. If a lift is needed, there are additional costs. What those costs would be would depend on what type of breast lift is needed. There are four different types of breast lifts that differ based on how much and where the scars are located, the amount of the lifting effect that is created and the time it takes to do it. The complexities of the need for a breast lift and what type is best can only be determined by an actual physical examination and discussion.
Dr. Barry Eppley