What Is The Cost Of Breast Lifts And Liposuction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am getting quotes and suggestions on liposuction and a breast lift. I already have implants but looking to go smaller and I'm up in the air on replacing them, removing, or keeping the ones I've got. I've have breastfed 4 children and also need a lift and full contouring. What are your prices and are you running any promotions?

A: Unfortunately based on the information that you have given me I can not be of much help to you. It is impossible to give reasonably accurate pricing when you don’t really know what the patient needs. Liposuction can be done on 12 different areas of the body, there are four different types of breast lifts and two types of breast implant options. That leaves a tremendous number of variables to consider all of which take differing amounts of time and effort needed to do the surgery…and that hugely impacts cost. The best way to figure out what you may need  is to either see some pictures of your concerns or give me a very specific set of procedures that you want to do. I suspect you need at least a full breast lift but knowing what to do with your indwelling implants is a very important consideration. Remember that when you do a breast lift, the actual size of the breast gets smaller. Taking out indwelling implants with any degree of sagging will leave you with very flat breasts despite the fact that they may be in much better position higher up on your chest after a lift. When it comes liposuction, I suspect you may be focused on your abdomen and waistline. But whether that would be an effective contouring technique in someone who has had four pregnancies with likely loose skin and stretch marks is an issue yet undecided.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana