Breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure involves surgical removal of excess breast fat, skin and tissue, and re-shaping of the breast tissue into smaller, perkier looking breasts. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.
The surgeon’s first concern should be educate the patient about breast reduction and provide a full and transparent cost estimate to help her make an informed choice. Fabulous, dedicated, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast reduction to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
The dollar cost of a major plastic surgery procedure such as breast reduction will be influenced by several fiscal components, which can vary from one practice to another. The overall cost will also vary from one region to another on the basis of the average cost of living in a particular area.
Practices located in prime urban centers and main metropolitan areas will typically have higher real estate expenses and other overheads, which push up the costs of various procedures, including breast reduction.
The fee charged by the breast surgeon is another key cost component in breast reduction. This fee may depend on the skills, experience and recognition of a surgeon in the field. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration.
Breast reduction procedure is often performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The cost of the anesthesia team constitutes a considerable component in the overall costs. The cost of the surgical venue also makes a difference to the overall costs. Patients may have a choice between a hospital, a surgical center and a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will vary.
Additional Financial Aspects to Consider
While estimating the price tag of breast reduction, the patient should also consider additional expenses such as the cost of medical tests, mammograms, prescription medications, surgical bra, post-op visits to the surgeon’s office, and other related expenses. These small costs can add up to a significant amount, which should be considered at the time of preparing a monetary amount estimate or arranging finances for the treatment.
Extent of Treatment
Breast reduction procedure may be fairly simple in some cases, and only involve liposuction to remove excess fat. However, in other cases, it may involve surgical excision of fatty tissue, reduction of loose skin, and tightening of underlying muscles.
Sometimes the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast reduction and breast lift to meet the patient’s specific aesthetic goals. The costs of the procedure will vary according to the length and complexity of a case.
Insurance and Financing
Full or partial cost of breast reduction may be covered under the patient’s health plan only if the procedure is performed for medical reasons to relieve the patient of specific health problems. In other cases, patients can explore multiple third party financing options and choose the best deal.
Profound and sagacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Seify receives breast reduction patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this part of The Golden State.