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Breast Reduction Breast reduction reduces the size of large, heavy breasts to create a more proportionate, feminine size, shape, and contour.

Breast reduction can also relieve patients of the following health problems related to oversized breasts: Back, shoulder, and neck pain; Severe bra strap indentations in the shoulders; Poor posture; Breathing problems; Chafing in the crease below the breasts.

 

Typical Minimum Cost of Breast Reduction (based on national averages):
$4,000.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Breast Reduction (based on national averages):
$6,000.00
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National Average Cost of Breast Reduction:
$5,000.00
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Time Required for Breast Reduction:
Usually 2 to 4 hours are needed for breast reduction surgery. Time requirements can vary, though, from case to case.
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Is Breast Reduction an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Usually outpatient.
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What are the Side Effects of Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction side effects can include temporary bruising and limited arm mobility, as well as temporary change in nipple sensation. Permanent side effects include noticeable scars.
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How Long do Breast Reduction results last?
Breast reduction results are permanent, though sometimes subject to hormonal changes and weight fluctuation.
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What is the recovery time for Breast Reduction?
The patient goes home with dressings on the incisions and a supportive bra that assists with healing.

After the breast reduction, recovery from scarring can take 6-18 months.

Most patients can usually return to work, and other activities that don't involve much strain, about 2 weeks after surgery.
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Will my insurance company cover Breast Reduction?
Because of the common medical need for a breast reduction, insurance may cover the procedure. Any health or psychological problems resulting from oversized breasts would usually need to be legitimately documented.
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Is there much discomfort for Breast Reduction?
After a breast reduction, pain can be quite noticeable and mild discomfort may persist for up to a week or so. All is easily conrolled with standard pain medication.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Breast Reduction?
Usually general anesthesia for breast reductions.
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What else can I combine Breast Reduction with?
For enhanced results, breast reduction surgery may be combined with:
Breast lift
Liposuction
Tummy Tuck
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What else is Breast Reduction referred to as?
Reduction Mammaplasty
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