How much does breast reduction cost

If you have large, heavy breasts that are causing you pain and discomfort, you may want to consider breast reduction surgery for relief.  Breast reduction reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess skin and breast tissue.  But how much does breast reduction cost.

How much does breast reduction cost

The average cost of breast reduction is $5,680, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  However, costs can vary widely from the average due to factors such as the surgeon’s fee, complexity of the procedure, surgical facility fee, and location of the practice.

  • Surgeon’s fee

Surgeons that have significant experience generally charge more for their expertise. 

  • Complexity of the procedure

The complexity of the procedure depends on the amount of skin and breast tissue that has to be removed.   Complex surgeries generally cost more.

  • Surgical facility fee

Breast reduction is usually less expensive when performed in an outpatient surgical facility rather than a hospital.  However, it is important to ensure that the facility is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

  • Location of the practice

Practices located in large metropolitan cities with higher overheads, typically charge more for plastic surgery.

Financing breast reduction surgery

Although breast reduction is a cosmetic procedure, some medical insurance plans may cover the cost if it is done for medical reasons.  Many women with overly large breasts experience severe pain in the neck, back, and shoulders, as a result of the weight of their breasts.

Would you like to learn more about breast reduction and related costs?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Brookline, MA or greater Boston areas, Longwood Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (617) 749-2706.

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