Breast Reduction Cost
In 2007, the national average cost of breast reduction was $5,417. That fee accounts for physician/surgeon fees only and does not calculate the prices for other factors including surgical facility, anesthesia, location where the procedure is being performed, doctor popularity, and other costs. Also a consideration: the type of breast reduction performed. Technique differences may play a role in the final price of surgery.
Luckily for most breast reduction patients; many times the cost of breast reduction surgery will be covered by insurance companies. This is because large, heavy breasts can cause an array of problems including back, neck, and shoulder pain, breathing problems, skin irritation, and much more. Reduction mammaplasty not only alleviates current pains, it also helps to prevent future medical problems that can be caused by overly big breasts.
If your insurance company doesn't provide you with compensation, or only covers a potion of the procedure, don't fret. Patients who are concerned with the affordability of breast reduction can look to the available financing options. Patients can select from loans and payment plans to help pay for surgical costs.
To learn more about how to fund the cost of breast reduction, please visit PlasticSurgery.com's Plastic Surgery Financing page.