A woman’s breasts are really a harbinger of her age, whether she has children or whether she has had ups and downs on the weight scale. Your breasts can change so much over time. What you may have looked like at the age of 18 may be nothing like what you look like at the age of 30 or beyond. Due to aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, gravity, heredity and weight fluctuations your breasts may loose their youthful shape and firmness. Sometimes just a breast augmentation is not enough, especially if the nipples are too low and the skin is too saggy.
Randall Harrell MD, trained with the surgeon who invented the breast implant. Dr. Harrell has been doing breast lifts for 25 years. His outcomes are remarkable. The real key to Dr. Harrell is, one size does NOT fit all. He has women who may need a partial lift or may need a full lift. When he examines you he can determine which lift you are a candidate for.
A Breast Lift Makes Your Breasts More Perky
A breast lift is also known as a Mastopexy. It raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues to reshape and support your new breast contour. Over time sometimes the areola can become enlarged and if you want them smaller Dr. Harrell can reduce the areolas at the time of the breast lift surgery.
A Breast Lift Can Be Done Alone or At The Same Time as A Breast Augmentation with Dr. Harrell
A breast lift alone will not significantly change the size of your breasts or give you that “Top Shelf” rounded out upper part of your breasts that so many women want today. You may need a breast augmentation to add volume and upper shaping. Dr. Harrell will determine during the consultation if you are a good candidate.
Breast lift surgery can rejuvenate your figure and give you an uplifted breast profile that is youthful and sexy.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost
Are you one of many women who are experiencing sagging of your breast after loosing weight, pregnancy or breast-feeding? Your tendency to breast drooping could also be hereditary and already visible at a younger age. One permanent, effective solution to this problem is a breast lift, giving you back those perky, firm breasts, and a more youthful shape.
The Frequency of Breast Lift Surgeries have Increased 70% Since the Year 2000
According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lift procedures have increased 70% since 2000, twice as much as breast implant procedures.
A breast lift results in a figure with a breast profile that looks more uplifted so you will feel younger and more confident. The risks are minimal, the benefits are great, but how about the cost?
The Price of the Breast Lift Surgery Varies
The price varies a lot, it ranges from about $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the type of breast lift performed and the extensity of the procedure. The average figure provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeon in 2014 is at $ 4,400, which refers to the surgeon’s fee only. This price does not include fees for anesthesiology, the operating room, medications, garments and other surgery related cost.
A regular breast lift may cost around $8,000 including anesthesiologist, surgery center, follow-up and other fees, whereas a so-called mini-lift typically costs less, starting at $ 6,000. A mini-lift is often chosen by patients with mild breast sagging, and is a less complex procedure. For more information on Breast Lift surgery by Dr. Harrell, see our Breast Lift Procedure Description Page.
Is It More to Get Breast Implants with My Breast Lift?
Keep in mind, though, that adding implants to breasts is an additional procedure that comes with an additional price, and is referred to as breast augmentation. Many women wish to combine both a breast lift and a breast augmentation, which can be performed at that same time. In many cases, combining surgeries means a discounted price because this saves expenses for the surgery room, staff and so on.
Remember that the more qualified and experienced a surgeon and his staff, the higher the cost of a breast lift. It is not advisable to compromise your health and your surgical goals by selecting a less reputable breast lift center or surgeon. If money is an issue, reconsider, postpone, or ask your surgery center for a financing plan, including monthly payments that work with your budget.
To see some before and after photos of Dr. Harrell’s Breast Lift surgeries, click the image below:
Renowned Dr. Randall Harrell, M.D. is a highly skilled, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of breast lifts to give back women their youthful appearance and confidence. His expert advice: “Never compromise your health or your dreams in favor of saving cost when it comes to plastic surgery. In addition, make sure that you carefully select the surgeon and surgery center of your preference, a facility and professionals that make you feel comfortable during all stages of your treatment: before, during and after your breast lift procedure.”
Dr. Harrell Will Determine If You Are A Candidate for a Breast Lift
Although only Dr. Harrell can determine if you are a candidate, you need to have realistic expectations. Let Dr. Harrell know if you are bothered that your breasts sag, or have lost shape and volume or if your breasts are flat or pendulous. When unsupported do your nipples and areolas fall below the breast crease, or if your areolas or nipples point downward? Is your skin stretched or is one breast is lower or different than the other?
Your Breast Lift Consult is Complimentary
During your consultation you will feel very comfortable here at the office. Be candid during your consultation with Dr. Harrell and his staff to help your safety and your outcome. You will be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. Therefore, be prepared to discuss the following:
- Why you want the surgery and your desired outcome
- Your medical conditions, prior surgeries and any health issues you may have
- Make sure you tell Dr. Harrell about your current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements alcohol use tobacco use and any drug use.
- Do you have any family history of breast cancer or results of previous mammograms or breast biopsies.
During the consultation Dr. Harrell will examine your breasts, their size and shape and the skin quality to determine what will be the best procedure to produce your best outcome. He will discuss your options and recommend the best course of treatment.
Dr. Harrell will go over where the incisions will be made and how your breasts will look. Because Dr. Harrell was trained by the best and has 25 year experience he can give you the option of the “Top Shelf” look with the upper rounded breasts or the semi-fake look or he can produce a natural look to your breasts. It is NOT one look fits all. Dr. Harrell can produce the kind of breasts you dream of. You can look sexy in and out of clothes.
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In order to determine if you are a candidate for a breast lift, you should schedule a consultation with our Tampa plastic surgeon, Dr. C Randall Harrell, for a complete and thorough evaluation.
Consultation in Tampa Bay
When you arrive at the Fountain of Youth Institute®, you will be greeted by our warm and caring staff. During the consultation, you will meet Dr. Harrell to discuss your specific areas of concern and together will develop a treatment plan that will provide your desired results. The consultation is a great time to ask any questions about the procedure, recovery period and to address any concerns you might have. We are here to guide you through this process and will do everything in our power to make your experience a memorable one.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
You will be given specific instructions as it relates to the post operative period, but generally you can expect 24-48 hours of discomfort. Pain medication is prescribed to you prior to surgery to minimize your discomfort. Many of our patients return to work within 3 to 4 days but strenuous physical activity is limited. Any concerns you have about recovery should be discussed with Dr. Harrell.
Cost of a Breast Lift
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