Many women experience health problems related to breast size, including shoulder pain, skin irritation under the lower breast fold, and back pain. Psychological issues can arise too, including self-consciousness.
Dr. Greenberg offers breast reduction, a surgical technique that removes volume from the breasts, reducing or eliminating many of the problems described above.
But how much does it cost?
Average Cost for Breast Reduction
According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average price of a breast reduction for aesthetic patients is $5,475. However, that figure doesn’t include related expenses, such as anesthesia or operating room facilities. Thus, the final amount you pay is likely to be somewhat higher.
Factors that Influence Breast Reduction Costs
Multiple factors affect the price you pay for a breast reduction.
- Location: Surgery prices aren’t identical across the country. Rather, they vary according to local economic conditions. You’re more likely to pay higher prices in coastal regions and lower prices in central areas.
- Medical tests: Breast reduction is an invasive surgery. So qualified surgeons, like Dr. Greenberg, need to make sure that operating is safe. Medical tests ensure that your health is good before proceeding, but these can also add to the final cost.
- Post-surgery garments: After surgery, you’ll need special clothing to maximize healing and keep you hygienic.
- Surgery fees: Some practices charge a separate surgery fee for use of the facilities.
- Anesthetic fees: Anesthesiologists may also charge a fee for applying the anesthetic.
- Surgery difficulty: The complexity of the surgery may also play a role in the amount you pay. More challenging procedures that take longer are liable to cost more.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
The benefits of a breast reduction by Dr. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery are considerable and include:
- Reduction in back and neck pain from having less weight pulling down on your chest
- More symmetrical breasts
- Less bulk in the chest area, enhancing body confidence
- Improvement in the size and shape of the areolas
- Reduction in limitation on physical activity (jogging becomes more comfortable)
Breast reduction surgery takes three to four hours to complete. After surgery, you’ll need to spend three to four weeks recovering. At the end of the process, you’ll have smaller and more symmetrical breasts, and they will be more appropriate to your frame.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, or they are placing limits on your quality of life, then you could be a great candidate for breast reduction. However, because breast reduction is a significant surgical intervention, patients also need to be in good health.
Ideal candidates are non-smokers who are in good physical shape. If you currently smoke, Winter Park Plastic Surgery recommends that you stop for several weeks before your operation. Doing this will assist in the healing process.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from a breast reduction? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137