Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery can be beneficial to women who have back and neck problems associated with large breasts. Many women report that it’s easier to find clothing that fits following their surgery as well. The overall size and proportion of your breasts will be more in tune with the rest of your body, providing you with a more aesthetically pleasing profile. More balanced proportions reduce discomfort during exercise and help make everyday activities easier.
Reasons for Breast Reduction
The most common reason patients seek breast reduction is to alleviate pain in the shoulders, neck and back, and to reduce “grooving” – a condition in which the bra straps cut painfully into the shoulders, sometimes leaving lasting marks. A reduction may also be sought for cosmetic reasons, to create a better proportioned, more balanced profile and to gain perkier, more youthful looking breasts. Asymmetry is corrected during the procedure, as well as the size.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon. It may involve using liposuction and other techniques to reduce excess tissue and sagging skin from the breasts. The result is a smaller, firmer, perkier breast which provides a more youthful looking, balanced profile. In some cases, breast reduction surgery can be accomplished with liposuction alone. In others, a full restructuring will be necessary, including adjusting the size of the areolas and removing sagging tissue. Any scars will be covered by the natural contour of the breast, or easily hidden with a bra.
Breast Reduction Costs
The cost of a breast reduction will vary from patient to patient. When you come in to Dr. O’Neil for your full evaluation, we will discuss costs as well as your personal needs, concerns, and goals. We will develop a treatment plan that’s right for you, and discuss the budget for the procedure, including the costs of surgery, anesthesia and other costs associated with the procedure. The average total cost of a breast reduction is around $5,500, but it can vary widely. Insurance may cover some or all of the cost under certain circumstances, and there are financing options to consider as well. Call us today for your consultation.