I would like to know how painful and how successful a breast lift is. I am also curious about what the price may be for this type of procedure.
There are a number of different breast lift procedures and one might suit your needs more than the others. Generally speaking, all breast lifts should be successful and achieve the goal of elevating the nipple and breast tissue and creating a more pleasing breast shape.
Because the procedure involves skin and breast tissue, it is not as painful as a procedure that involves muscle, such as an appendix removal, Caesarian or tummy tuck. The pain after operations is mainly related to incisions in muscle and those in skin and breast tissue are not nearly as painful.
The cost will depend on your health insurance as this may help cover some of the hospital costs in certain cases. The whole procedure is likely to cost $12000-$13000.
Dr Jeremy Hunt FRACS Plastic Surgeon Suite 609, Eastpoint Tower, 180 Ocean Street, Edgecliff, NSW 2027. Phone: (02) 9327 1733. www.drjeremyhunt.com