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average price of breast reduction

Our breast reduction surgery is an excellent way to reduce the amount of weight you are carrying around in your chest. The procedure removes excess skin and fat from the breasts, resulting in a smaller size. The procedure can also be performed on men who have enlarged breasts due to gynaecomastia.

Breast reduction surgery can be performed under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation, depending on your preferences. It takes about two hours to complete the operation. You may need to stay overnight in hospital after your procedure, but most people are able to go home the next day.

The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent, although you should expect some swelling and bruising after your operation.

average price of breast reduction


Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic treatment tailored to each patient’s individual needs. For instance, one patient may only desire a slight reduction, whereas another may need significant breast reduction surgery.

With that in mind, the cost of a breast reduction can vary. Of course, even taking that into consideration, you might be wondering if there’s an average cost for breast reduction surgery.

According to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), the average cost for breast reduction is $5,475  (This does NOT include Anesthesia fees and operating room expenses)That figure got taken from their 2019 statistics, the most recent publication on the topic.


The cost you can expect to pay for breast reduction surgery will depend on several influential factors. 

First, some patients may require extensive surgery, such as women with macromastia (large breasts). Your final breast reduction costs may be higher or lower depending on the complexity of your case. 

The second influential factor is the price of related surgery fees. Examples include medical tests, post-surgery garments, medication for pain relief, and anesthesia costs. Such fees are variable, and so some patients may end up paying more than others.

Another factor influencing the final pricing for breast reduction is whether patients opt for combination cosmetic surgery. For instance, some patients may request liposuction on other areas of their bodies.

A breast reduction can be an excellent treatment for many women with large breasts. If your breasts are causing back pain or making your life more challenging, this could be the procedure for you. Breast reduction has been around for many years and remains one of the most popular treatments performed by Dr. Brenman. 

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*Individual results may vary

Average Cost of Breast Reduction

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stipulates that breast reductions have an average cost of just under $6,500. This figure only relates to breast reductions performed for cosmetic reasons, not as part of an essential medical procedure. Lots of costs are tied into the overall treatment, including fees for anesthesia, facilities, medical tests, post-surgery care, medication, and the surgeon’s fees. Therefore, the exact cost of your breast reduction surgery can vary depending on all of these factors. If you book a consultation with Dr. Brenman, he will help you understand the total costs of the treatment based on your specific needs. 

Breast Reduction Overview

Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing breast size. It brings the breasts into a more proportional shape for your body, so they’re not too large. This is mostly a cosmetic treatment, though breast reduction has been shown to help with back and neck pain in many women. 

Dr. Brenman will perform your surgery by removing any excessive glandular breast and fatty tissue from your chest. Following this, he will reshape the breasts, so they look more natural and perky. In most cases, your nipples will need to be repositioned to look more natural.

Benefits of a Breast Reduction

You will see various cosmetic and health benefits from breast reduction surgery. Firstly, it reduces the size of your breasts, making you feel more natural and confident. This can also help you fit into clothes or find bras that actually contain your breasts. If your large breasts have caused back or neck pain, this surgery will lighten the load on those muscles. In turn, this can provide long-term relief from chronic pain and postural issues. 

Breast reduction surgery is also shown to benefit people with breathing problems caused by large breasts. As the weight of your breasts pulls your spine forwards, it puts pressure on your lungs, making it hard to breathe. Again, reducing the size of your breasts will undo this problem by allowing you to stand upright and return to normal posture.

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Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Do you have excessively large breasts that cause complications in your life? Perhaps you struggle to live an active life due to your breasts’ extra weight weighing you down. Or, maybe you suffer from chronic back, neck or shoulder pain every single day. You may experience neither of these issues but feel very self-conscious about the size of your breasts. As such, you will be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if any of these problems plague you. It’s suitable for any healthy woman who doesn’t feel happy with the current size and shape of her breasts.

Botox® is an injectable solution made with botulinum toxin type A. This is a neurotoxin that interacts with the mussels of expression and confuses the signals sent to them. It mainly aims to stop signaling movements to the nerve endings where the solution is injected. These nerve endings are carefully chosen as they cause the small facial muscles to contract, causing frequent movements. It’s these repetitive movements that cause wrinkles and fine lines from forming on your face. When the nerve no longer allows repetitive movement, your face stays relaxed and looks a lot smoother.

Typical Botox® Schedule

You will see impressive results just days after your first Botox® treatment. However, these effects won’t last forever – they tend to only stay around for up to four months. As it happens, this is the suggested timeframe to leave between appointments. It gives your face enough time to adapt to the treatment, meaning the results are even better next time. You may see that they last longer and longer between appointments, allowing you to leave more time until your next treatment. 

Dr. Brenman recommends that one treatment every three to four months is ideal for most patients. You might not even need Botox® this frequently, but you should definitely avoid it any sooner than that. If you don’t leave at least three months between appointments, you run the risk of using too much Botox®, which can lead to unnatural results. 

Benefits of Botox®

Botox® injections are proven to help you look much younger after one treatment. They iron out fine lines and get rid of the deepest wrinkles caused by muscle activity. You’ll struggle to find a more effective or fast-acting treatment than Botox®. Also, it has the benefit of being a non-surgical procedure with virtually no recovery time. Dr. Brenman suggests that all patients take 24-hours from exercise after the treatment, just to prevent any complications. Following this, you can return to the rigors of your daily life!

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Am I a Candidate for Botox®?

You will be a candidate for Botox® if you have wrinkles or fine lines that cause an aged appearance. This treatment will restore vitality to your face and make you look much younger. Botox® tends to have the best impact on forehead lines and crow’s feet near the eyes. If you have either of these issues, you will be an ideal candidate. Seeing as the whole process revolves around injections, you might not be a good candidate if you have a fear of needles, even though the needles are extremely small. Still, it’s worth talking to Dr. Brenman and the team as we will do everything we can to make you feel calm and relaxed during the short treatment.

The average cost of breast reduction (aesthetic patients only) is $5,913, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Please consult with your plastic surgeon’s office to determine your final fee.

A surgeon’s fee for breast reduction will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location.

Your surgeon may offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Breast reduction costs may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for breast reduction, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final breast reduction costs.

Is breast reduction surgery covered by health insurance?

Many health insurance plans cover breast reduction surgery. Your plastic surgeon may need to obtain authorization from your insurer for the surgery. This may require a letter and the submission of photographs. Once authorization is obtained, you will be able to schedule your surgery.

You will be responsible for any copays or deductibles required by your insurer. If your health plan does not cover breast reduction, you may decide to pay for the surgery yourself.Next: Consultation

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