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Cost of single breast lift in Missouri

The average cash price for single breast lift care in Missouri is $4,410 at a surgery center versus $7,982 at an outpatient hospital. While an outpatient hospital may offer more complimentary and support services for patients, it costs almost twice as much (45%) when comparing single breast lift procedures performed at a surgery center. Read More

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Average cash price in Missouri

A common single breast lift at surgery center facility in Missouri includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

General surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $117

Provider fee for breast lift

Standard Standard
1 $948

Facility

Surgery center fee for breast lift

Standard Standard
1 $2,574

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $15

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $189

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
301 $565
Total average cash price   $4,409.54

A common single breast lift at outpatient hospital facility in Missouri includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

General surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $117

Provider fee for breast lift

Standard Standard
1 $948

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee for breast lift

level 2 Standard
1 $6,147

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $15

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $189

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
301 $565
Total average cash price   $7,982.06

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that repositions sagging breasts. During a single breast lift, one breast would be lifted to match the appearance of the other. A single breast lift is helpful in cases of breast asymmetry when one breast falls lower than the other.

Other reasons you may want or need a breast lift include:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Nipples fall below breast creases
  • Nipples point downward
  • Areolae have stretched out of proportion to the breast

After a breast lift, you will have some swelling and bruising for about two weeks. You’ll have some pain and soreness around the incisions, but this will be manageable with the pain medication that your surgeon prescribes. 

Wearing a surgical support bra around the clock for the first three to four days will help with discomfort. Sleeping on your side or your back is also helpful to keep pressure off your breasts.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, a breast lift is worth it. 

A breast lift can change your self-image and confidence. A breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts unless you have breast implants done with the procedure. You’ll notice an immediate change in the appearance of your breast after a lift. However, the appearance will continue to change for a few months as your breast settles.

Breast lifts are performed as a same-day surgery. You’ll be able to go home the same day your procedure is performed. Your surgeon will remove the stitches placed during surgery in two to three weeks. You may continue to have some numbness for up to six weeks after surgery.

Breast lift results may not be permanent. As you age, the skin becomes less elastic, and sagging can return. Larger, heavier breasts are more prone to sagging. Weight fluctuation will also impact the results of your breast lift. Try to maintain a stable, healthy weight. A well-fitting supportive bra will also maintain the results from your breast lift.

Many women note that they wear one size smaller cup after a breast lift than before surgery. This is because breasts become firmer and rounder after a breast lift, which changes the cup size measurement.

About the single breast lift Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at either a surgery center or an outpatient hospital.

Surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are independent, licensed medical facilities that are governed by distinct regulatory requirements compared with a hospital. Procedures performed at an ASCs are often less expensive than when they are performed at an outpatient hospital, but they typically offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full-range of support services that a hospital provides.

Outpatient facilities are outpatient departments or clinics that may be within or next to a hospital, but is owned and run by the affiliated hospital. These facilities can perform surgical treatments and procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Procedures performed at an outpatient hospital are often more expensive than when they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center, but outpatient hospitals may offer more complimentary and support services for patients because they are connected to the hospital system.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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