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Posted: January 2, 2024
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For many women, bigger breasts are not always better. If you have breasts you feel are overly large, breast reduction may be the right way to not only reduce their size but also improve the overall shape of your breasts. It's a popular procedure — members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons perform over 71,000 breast reductions for aesthetic reasons annually. Your breast reduction surgery cost may be covered by health insurance under certain circumstances.

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How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost?

The average cost of a breast reduction performed for aesthetic reasons in the U.S. is $5,913. But that doesn't include major expenses like anesthesia fees. Dr. Adam Basner's average breast reduction surgery cost is $8,700 to $9,000. These figures are merely estimates; your actual charges will differ based on your specific circumstances. A breast lift is sometimes performed with the breast reduction, but that would require an additional fee.

What Is Included in Dr. Basner's Breast Reduction Cost?

Dr. Basner's breast reduction cost covers all major expenses, including:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Supply costs
  • Follow-up appointments

Prescription costs are separate.

What Affects Breast Reduction Surgery Costs?

Breast reduction surgery costs vary across the United States based on several factors. These can include:

  • The surgeon's expertise
  • Board certification
  • Geographic location
  • Type of procedure used

It's crucial to remember that the breast reduction cost shouldn't be your only criteria in selecting a plastic surgeon. Your comfort level with the surgeon and their overall experience should be among your deciding factors.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Basner works to keep his breast reduction surgery cost reasonable, but his goal of providing the best possible care for his patients prevents him from offering discounts or cut-rate pricing. He never cuts corners.

Why Choose Dr. Basner for Your Breast Reduction?

Why Choose Dr. Basner for Your Breast Reduction?

Dr. Basner is a highly skilled and detail-oriented surgeon and an ideal choice for your breast reduction. He has been acknowledged as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine and named among America's best plastic surgeons by Newsweek Magazine. Dr. Basner also is the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital.

His artistic vision, combined with his technical expertise, ensures results that are not only youthful in appearance but also aligned with your individual goals. When you choose Dr. Basner, you are assured of receiving top-tier patient care and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of your surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

A woman may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery if she experiences physical discomfort or health issues due to the size of her breasts. Common indicators include chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain that persists despite conservative treatments such as physical therapy or medication.

Women who suffer from skin irritation or rashes under the breast area, as well as those who experience limitations in physical activity, may also benefit from this procedure.

As with any surgery, the best candidates:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Are at a stable weight
  • Don't smoke

What Do You Get for Your Breast Reduction Cost?

Many women find the benefits more than make up for their breast reduction cost. The significant advantages of breast reduction include:

  • Relief from chronic pain — Many women experience immediate alleviation from persistent back pain following their surgery, marking a substantial improvement in their daily comfort.
  • Increased energy — Post-surgery, women often feel rejuvenated and more vibrant. Reducing the physical burden means they're not weighed down, which can significantly affect overall energy levels.
  • Improved clothing fit — Before surgery, some women find themselves purchasing clothes that are one or two sizes larger just to fit their breasts. Afterward, they enjoy a more accurate and comfortable fit, as their clothes align better with their body's proportions.
  • Enhanced confidence — Women commonly report a boost in self-esteem and feel less self-conscious about their appearance, especially in social settings.
  • Better participation in activities — Reduced breast size makes engaging in various physical activities easier. Women find walking, running or standing more comfortable for extended periods. Improved posture is an additional benefit. This newfound physical freedom often inspires them to pursue sports or other activities they previously found challenging or uncomfortable.
  • Improved sleep quality — Large breasts can restrict comfortable sleeping positions. Post-surgery, women report a significant improvement in their ability to sleep comfortably in any position, leading to better overall sleep quality.
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Health Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction Surgery Costs

Coverage varies by insurance policy, and you'll have to check your policy to determine what coverage is available for your breast reduction surgery cost. Health insurance often covers breast reconstruction that is deemed "reconstructive" or "medically necessary." They won't generally cover procedures that appear to them to be purely motivated by aesthetics.

If you have back pain or pain elsewhere because of the large size and weight of your breasts, then an insurance policy is more likely to cover it. Also, some insurers will base their coverage decision on the amount of breast tissue to be removed.

Financing Options for Your Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

We work with several third-party financing companies to offer our guests more flexibility in paying their breast reduction surgery cost. If you cannot acquire insurance coverage for your breast reduction or want to finance it for some other reason, our experienced team is ready to explain all your options

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

Any surgery is a big step, and we understand if you have questions about your breast reduction surgery cost. Read the following for the answers you want, and be sure to contact us for additional details.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

Dr. Basner's average breast reduction cost is around $9,000, which includes anesthesia fees and other related expenses. Your specific circumstances will determine your actual cost.

How Big Do Your Breasts Need to Be to Get a Reduction?

Because patient preferences and body proportions vary, there is no set minimum breast size for a reduction.

Does a Breast Reduction Include a Lift?

A breast reduction doesn't automatically include a breast lift, although the two procedures can be performed at the same time.

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