Breast Lift: If the patient is undergoing additional procedures, such as a breast lift at the same time, then those costs will vary even further as there are multiple types of breast lifts. A breast augmentation with lift can vary from $6,500 to $12,000.
Breast Implant Exchange: If the patient is having a breast implant exchange (where the patient already had a breast augmentation surgery and now is removing and replacing with new implants), the prices will vary depending on the following factors:
1) whether there is scar tissue surrounding the implants that need to be removed;
2) whether the implants are in a submuscular or prepectoral plane;
3) whether the implants exchanged are decreased or increased in size and whether the implants are saline or silicone. Additionally, if the implant size if being modified, procedures will need to be performed to either increase the pocket size or decrease the pocket size.
Ranges for breast implant exchange (without a breast lift) will range from $5,500 to $12,000.
Some people are more prone to developing more scar tissue. More scar tissue requires more in-depth surgery to get scar tissue removed and to be able to put in a bigger implant to expand the tissues (scar tissue might prohibit it from being stretchable enough) or to make the pocket smaller when changing to a smaller implant size.
Again, pricing may depend on several variables such as scar tissue removal, pocket size, and whether there is any asymmetry or breast drooping.