One of the most common questions we get from patients who are considering breast reduction surgery is “how much will it cost?”
We hope to answer that question here, as well as provide some additional information about the procedure and its costs.
Breast reduction surgery costs vary greatly depending on your location, surgeon, and insurance coverage. The average cost for a breast reduction in New York City is between $6,000 and $10,000. However, this figure can vary widely depending on how much breast tissue is removed and whether or not you are having liposuction at the same time.
The price range also depends on whether or not you will be paying out-of-pocket or using insurance coverage. If you have a high deductible plan or pay out-of-pocket entirely, you may end up paying more than if you had insurance coverage (which is why it’s important to do your research before choosing where to go).
Breast Reduction Surgery In Queens NY
Breast Reduction Surgery for Women
When the shape and contours of your body are proportional to one another and just the right size for your physique, it enhances your comfort, function and confidence. For women with large breasts that are creating a physical burden or emotional distress, a breast reduction procedure may be the best way to restore balance and alleviate the associated issues.
With a breast reduction procedure, our plastic surgeon can give you breasts that are smaller, lighter and more attractive. Among the many benefits you will enjoy after breast reduction are:
- A more proportional and attractive body profile
- A relief from the physical discomfort and limitations caused by large and heavy breasts
- Improved breast shape, size and appearance
- Bras and clothing that both fit and look better
- A greater sense of body confidence at the beach or when working out in form-fitting gear
Based upon your aesthetic goals and the specific needs of your case, our plastic surgeon will customize your treatment plan and determine the best approach to care. During the surgery, excess breast tissue, glandular tissue and skin is removed to reduce the size of your breasts to improve your body profile and proportions. As part of the procedure, enlarged or stretched areolas and/or nipples can be modified and repositioned to improve their appearance and to match the size and look of your new, smaller breasts.
While female breasts are influenced by the aging process, weight gain, pregnancy or hormonal changes throughout life, the benefits of a breast reduction procedure can help you look and feel your very best. At your consultation visit, we’ll discuss your candidacy for a breast reduction procedure.
WOMEN – MACROMASTIA
What is Women Macromastia ?
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from the breasts, resulting in breasts that are more proportionate to the rest of the body. This procedure may also relieve pain, breathing difficulties and other symptoms associated with having excessively large breasts. Women seeking breast reduction surgery may have oversized breasts as a result of pregnancy, changes in weight, or other factors. In some cases, your insurance may cover breast reduction surgery; your plastic surgeon’s office will explain any coverage available to you.
Candidates for Breast Reduction
Candidates for breast reduction surgery have excessively large breasts that interfere with day-to-day activities or cause medical problems such as breathing difficulties or back pain. In addition, candidates should be at their desired weight and not plan on becoming pregnant in the future. For best results, patients considering breast reduction surgery must have realistic expectations about the procedure.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Before breast reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and review your medical history. It is important that to notify your plastic surgeon of all medications you take and any allergies you may have, as these factors may affect your candidacy for the procedure. If you do qualify for breast reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will explain the surgical approach to be used and address any concerns you may have.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and takes between one and three hours to perform. After the anesthetic has taken effect, incisions are made in your breasts and excess skin, fat and glandular tissue are removed. Then, the remaining breast tissue is reshaped; in some cases, the nipple and/or areola are relocated as well. When breast reduction surgery is complete, sutures are placed in the breast tissue, drainage tubes may be placed under the arms, and the skin is closed with surgical tape, sutures and/or skin adhesives.
For the first few weeks after breast reduction surgery, you may experience soreness, bruising and swelling; these can usually be managed with painkillers. You will be encouraged to walk around as soon as possible after your procedure. For the first month after breast reduction surgery, it is recommended that you refrain from exercise and heavy lifting. Scars will remain at the incision sites, but they will be small enough that a swimsuit can cover them.
All surgical procedures carry a risk of complications. Although their occurrence is rare, risks associated with breast reduction surgery may include adverse reactions to the anesthesia, breast asymmetry, infection, blood clots, persistent pain, and undesired scarring. To minimize the occurrence of complications, always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure and follow all instructions carefully.