Living with overly large breasts can affect every aspect of daily life. From the constant discomfort in your neck and shoulders to the challenges of finding comfortable clothing, the struggles are real and often underestimated by those who don’t experience them.
Breast reduction surgery has enhanced the quality of life of many women who’ve faced these struggles. If you’re considering this procedure, you probably have many questions, and one of the most pressing may be: How much does a breast reduction cost? This blog post will explore 7 cost-related questions you should consider to understand what affects your overall price.
1. Would I Benefit From a Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it can alleviate a variety of physical, psychological, and emotional concerns. You may be a good candidate if you experience any of the following:
- Chronic Pain: Large, heavy breasts can place undue strain on the neck, shoulders, and back, leading to chronic pain.
- Skin Issues: Irritation or rashes beneath the breasts can be a recurring problem, often exacerbated by sweat and friction.
- Limited Activity: Large breasts often hinder physical activity, restricting your ability to exercise or perform daily tasks comfortably.
- Self-Image Concerns: The size of your breasts may affect how you perceive yourself, leading to dissatisfaction with your appearance.
2. How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost Without Insurance?
In the New York area, breast reduction surgery typically costs between $6,000 and $12,000 without insurance. Nationwide, the average is slightly lower. This price may not include additional costs, so be sure to inquire during your consultation.
3. Aside From the Surgical Fee, What Other Costs Are Involved?
Other costs can include anesthesia fees (typically around $1,000 to $2,000), hospital or surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments (special bras or garments to support healing), and prescription medications.
4. When Will Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?
Insurance may cover up to 50% of breast reduction surgery costs if your procedure is deemed medically necessary. Approval may require a letter from a doctor and photos to demonstrate the medical need.
5. What Is the Cost of a Breast Reduction and Lift?
Adding a breast lift to breast reduction surgery can create beautiful results. Depending on various factors, the cost can range from $9,000 to $15,000.
6. Can You Finance Breast Reduction?
Dr. Newman’s practice works with private financing companies, including CareCredit®, Prosper™ Healthcare Lending, and Alphaeon®, to offer flexible financing tailored to your budget.
7. How Do I Find the Right Surgeon?
Choosing a surgeon based solely on price can lead to disappointing results or even health risks. Always prioritize the surgeon’s credentials, experience, and patient testimonials over cost.
Finding the right surgeon involves research and consultations. Look for board certification, experience with breast reduction procedures, and before-and-after photos. Trust your instincts, too; you should feel comfortable and confident with your chosen surgeon.
Schedule a Consultation
Breast reduction surgery can be a life-enhancing decision, but understanding the costs and knowing how to select the right surgeon is essential. If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more, please call our office today at (914) 423-9000 or request a consultation with our online form.