Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery > Bra-Line Back Lift

Bra-Line Back Lift Cost


How Much Does a Bra-Line Back Lift Cost?

 
 average costSurgeon, Anesthesia and Facility Fee: $6,000-$10,000+ 
post Post    

A bra-line back lift, which is available to women and men, removes rolls of extra skin -- often caused by massive weight loss or by aging -- from the back. Risks include adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, dissatisfaction with results and even death.

Typical costs:

  • A bra-line back lift typically costs about $6,000-$10,000 or more, including the surgeon fee, anesthesia and facility fee. For example, Heartland Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery[1] in Des Moines, IA, charges about $6,000-$8,000.
  • A bra-line back lift typically is not covered by health insurance because it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Related articles: Gastric Bypass Surgery, Liposuction

What should be included:
  • Before surgery, with the patient wearing a bra, the surgeon will examine the back and mark the incision and the areas to be excised; this ensures that the scar will be hidden under the band of the bra.
  • For surgery, the patient typically is placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon then makes an incision across the middle of the back, then cuts off excess skin and closes the incision with sutures. The surgery takes about an hour.
  • During the first few weeks after surgery, patients will have to avoid exercise and other strenuous activity.
Additional costs:
  • The doctor probably will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication for recovery. Antibiotics typically cost under $15 to $50 or more, depending on the antibiotic prescribed, and pain medication typically costs less than $50.
Discounts:
  • Plastic surgeons often offer discounts of 10% to 20% for multiple procedures and 5% or more for cash-paying patients. The procedure can be performed in conjunction with liposuction if there is excess fat on the back.
Shopping for a bra-line back lift:
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon should perform a bra-line back lift. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons[2] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[3] offer referral services.
  • Because the procedure is fairly new, it is a good idea to ask the plastic surgeon how many bra-line back lifts he or she has performed, and to ask to see before-and-after photos of previous clients.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
post Post    
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Bra-Line Back Lift
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Medical Center:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.heartlandplasticsurg.com/index.cfm/PageID/4399
  2.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  3.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does an Ambulance Cost? How Much Does an Albuterol Inhaler Cost? How Much Does an MRI Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Baby shower
Paid: 3000.00
I started planning my daughters baby shower 4mon in advance. I hand made every thing from invites to decor. I made all my own flower centerpieces as well. I had the food and beverage catered in... [more]
-Katdnpedro
Baby Shower Cost
Hard to compare
Paid: 0.00
Its very difficult (if not impossible) to compare contact fitting fees with no other information. Some people have astigmatism, some people are near or far-sighted, some wear soft, some hard... [more]
-F. Z.
Contact Lens Fitting Cost
Stool lab test
Paid: 3500.00
It is incredible that hospital covered so much money for a lab test that must be cheaper than 100 $.Health insurance negotiated with the hospital to pay 925 $ and at the end I paid 550 $ for the deductible... [more]
-Macat
Stool Testing Cost
Minivan
Paid: 1464.75
Flat tire on minivan used for work at 10pm in suburban area. Driver searched for nearby tow company... [more]
-DMI
Towing a Car Cost
Quote Cat teeth cleaning
Paid: 0.00
Vet advised a teeth cleaning for my 4 year old kitty.Submitted to blood work $ $87.60, then after I went to checkout received the estimate for the teeth cleaning and almost fell over. $911.80... [more]
-sambone
Cat Teeth Cleaning Cost
Wedding Dress Cost
Paid: 1125.00
Beautiful Dress Fits daughter gorgeously... [more]
-Katee
Wedding Dress Cost