Understanding Breast Reduction Cost
Patients with overly large breasts often experience adverse health implications that stem from increased weight on their chest. Some women simply feel that their breasts are not proportionate with the rest of their bodies, compromising their confidence in their appearance. Breast reduction surgery can help correct these issues in a safe and effective procedure by removing fat, tissue, and skin to decrease the overall size of the breasts. Many patients have already made the decision to undergo breast reduction, but are confused by differences in pricing advertisements. During a consultation, we can help you understand your total breast reduction cost at our Long Island, New York cosmetic surgery practice. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg is a nationally renowned plastic surgeon who has helped many patients achieve their cosmetic and personal goals. If you have been considering breast reduction surgery and would like to learn more about the cost of the procedure, please contact our practice today.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Your breast reduction surgery will be customized based on your individual needs and goals. Regardless of the specifics, all breast reductions involve the removal of excess tissue from the breasts.
Before your surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Greenberg to discuss your treatment plan. The location of the incisions and techniques he recommends will depend on the complexity of your condition and procedure. Various techniques have better outcomes for patients with different breast structures, and Dr. Greenberg can help you understand which method will help you achieve the optimal outcome.
Breast reduction surgery typically involves liposuction to remove excess fat, along with the elimination of extra skin and breast tissue. The procedure can take up to two hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. Once it is complete, you will be allowed to return home to rest and recover. Most patients can return to work after roughly two weeks, although you should avoid any strenuous activities for four to six weeks.
Determining Treatment Cost
The main factors that will influence the cost of your breast reduction surgery are the complexity of your case and the techniques Dr. Greenberg chooses to use. Many patients have seen advertising for low-cost procedures, but these prices typically refer only to the surgeon’s fee and do not include the cost of anesthesia, post-operative care, and surgical center costs. Dr. Greenberg performs all of his procedures in his private, fully accredited ambulatory surgical center, which allows him to forego costly hospital fees. All of the associated costs will be included in your quoted price so you have a thorough understanding of the entire price of your care. Because the procedure is personalized for each patient, we can provide you with an accurate price during a consultation.
Insurance and Financing Information
Traditionally, insurance companies viewed breast reductions as cosmetic procedures which meant they were not covered. However, if you suffer from medical problems such as back, neck, or shoulder pain that arises from having excessively large breasts, you may qualify for coverage from your health insurance provider. Additionally, our practice offers CareCredit℠ financingto provide our patients with greater flexibility in payment options.
Make an Appointment to Learn More
If you would like to learn more about the cost of breast reduction, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenberg today.