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How Much Does A Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

How Much Does A Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

Women seeking breast reduction surgery are often desperate to relieve themselves of the pain and discomfort of excessively large breasts. This issue can cause serious back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as other issues, such as rubbing and chafing due to tight bra straps, unwanted attention, and general physical and emotional discomfort.

Unfortunately, there are many women who are passionate about undergoing this surgery but who, because of the cost of breast reduction surgery, do not pursue it.

In this article, we would like to outline exactly how the cost of a breast reduction procedure is calculated. We’ll also discuss how to book a consultation and learn about payment options for this procedure in an attempt to help potential patients bridge the gap between desiring breast reduction and actual being able to follow through and get the surgery.

How Much Does A Breast Reduction Cost?

Breast reduction surgery costs are typically calculated on a case by case basis. While plastic surgeons will indeed charge standard surgeon’s fees for various plastic surgery procedures, they may also adjust these fees based on your unique requirements. A patient who only requires liposuction for breast reduction, for example, won’t typically need to pay as much as a patient who requires tissue manipulation, nipple adjustment, and skin removal.Breast Reduction And Lift Surgery Cost

Basically, breast reduction procedure costs are made up of the following elements:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Facility fee (hospital fee)
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Pre-surgery testing costs
  • Post-surgery recovery costs
  • Follow-up procedure costs

Additional costs associated with additional procedures, if applicable

Patients often want to know how much their breast reduction will cost before even going to a consultation appointment. However, a consultation appointment is necessary for learning more about the procedure that you personally will need and how much your personal procedure will cost.

How Much Does A Breast Reduction Surgery Cost with Insurance?

Sometimes, cosmetic procedures like breast reduction surgery can be covered by health insurance. Rarely does health insurance cover cosmetic surgery because these are elective procedures in most cases. Breast augmentation, for example, is purely cosmetic.

However, sometimes, excess breast tissue and extra large breasts can cause patients to have serious side effects such as severe pain and physical discomfort. And when this occurs, sometimes health insurance companies will consider the breast reduction cost covered by their policies. This is usually when the breast size is so large that the patient is in extreme discomfort and has been for some time. The patient must document their discomfort and their attempts to improve the issue by other means.

When a reduction in breast size is deemed medically necessary, a health insurance company may choose to cover all or part of the procedure costs. If your insurance company does not cover the entirety of the cost of this surgical procedure, you’ll need to speak with them directly to learn how much your remaining bill will be.

Scheduling Your Breast Reduction Consultation Appointment

If you are considering breast reduction, it is important to book a consultation appointment to learn more about the procedure and find out how much your individual procedure will cost. Your surgeon will assess your needs and anatomy and give you a quote for your operation.

Financing Options for Breast Reduction Surgery

Every plastic surgeon is different in regards to how they approach financing options for patients. But in general, most surgeons will offer connections with medical finance companies where you can repay your loan for surgery over time and with reasonable interest rates. Most surgeons also accept major credit cards as payment.

Breast Reduction Surgery Cost NYCFAQ: Breast Reductions

Can I get a liposuction breast reduction?

Most breast reduction procedures, including gynecomastia surgery, require breast tissue and skin to be removed in addition to some fat. However, occasionally, a patient will only need liposuction (breast fat removal) in order to achieve their breast reduction goals.

How much does a breast reduction cost without insurance?

In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance. However, if your reduction surgery is not covered by insurance, you’ll naturally need to pay full price. Some patients pay out-of-pocket with their own funds while others use credit cards or payment plans through medical credit companies such as CareCredit.

To find out the cost of surgery, please book a consultation with Dr. Schulman. To find out if you can have breast reduction covered through your insurance policy, please contact your provider.

Will I have breast reduction scars?

Yes, breast reduction surgeries require incisions, which will result in breast reduction surgery scars. However, they typically fade extremely well over time.

What is breast reduction surgery recovery like?

All breast reduction patients are unique. Likewise, all reduction surgeries are unique. In most cases, breast size reductions offer an easy and straightforward breast reduction recovery period.

There will be some soreness, swelling, bruising, and tightness for most patients. These symptoms should ease up after a few days. However, you won’t see your full results from a breast reduction procedure until up to six months or longer after surgery.

Do breast reductions include a breast lift?

Yes, most breast reduction procedures involve some sort of breast lift. The areolae and nipples often need to be repositioned higher up on the chest wall, and your surgeon will likely reshape your underlying breast tissue in a more lifted and youthful looking way.

Set Up a Consultation to Discuss Breast Reduction

If you have been considering breast reduction surgery, don’t wait to book a consultation appointment and learn more about the procedure. Your consultation appointment is a great opportunity to get to know your surgeon, learn more about the procedure steps, and actually find out if you’re a good candidate.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman is a body contouring expert and performs breast reduction surgery among other breast surgery procedures at his New York City practice. Please call our office today to schedule your one -on-one consultation with Dr. Schulman.


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