Breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size and volume of excessively large breasts and bring them in proportion to the rest of the body. Breast reduction involves surgical removal of excess breast fat, skin and tissue, and re-shaping of the breast tissue into smaller, perkier looking breasts.
Breast Reduction Surgery Cost Components
The cost of any cosmetic surgery procedure is influenced by several cost components that may differ from one practice to another. In any case, the cost of breast reduction procedure will vary from one region to another on the basis of the average cost of living in a particular area. For instance, the cost of the procedure in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, or nearby locations will differ from the cost in Boston, MA.
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon is a key cost component in breast reduction. The fee may depend on the skills, experience and reputation of a surgeon for this procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration.
Breast reduction plastic surgery procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. The cost of the anesthesia team constitutes an important component in the overall costs. The cost of the surgical facility also makes a difference to the cost of breast reduction. A state of the art facility with experienced support staff may charge slightly more compared to an average operating room facility.
Additional Costs to be Considered
When a patient is making an estimate of the costs of a cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast reduction, it is also important to consider additional costs such as the cost of medical tests, mammograms, prescription medications, surgical garments, and other related expenses. These small costs can add up to a significant amount, which should be considered at the time of preparing a cost estimate or arranging finances for the treatment.
Average Cost of Breast Reduction
The average cost of breast reduction may range from $7,000 to $12,000 depending on various factors as discussed above. Breast reduction is a complex surgery, and it should ideally be performed only by a plastic surgeon with sufficient experience in breast surgery procedures. Cost is an important factor, but when it comes to health and safety, the priority should be to receive treatment from a reputed and trusted practice that is fully equipped to provide such surgical procedures.
Insurance and Financing
Full or partial cost of breast reduction may be covered under the patient’s health plan only if the procedure is performed for medical reasons to relieve the patient of specific health problems. If the procedure is performed for aesthetic reasons, the patient may discuss with the office of the cosmetic surgeon regarding medical care financing options to make the payments in convenient installments spread over a period of time.
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