The sticker price is one of the key starting points for many women who want to receive breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure. The breast surgeon will explain the cost aspects in detail and enable a woman to make a well-informed decision about undergoing breast reduction. The patient should consider the costs of the procedure in context of the quality standards and services offered at a particular practice.
Breast reduction costs can vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice in a few cases. Insurance coverage, whether full or partial, may sometimes be available in case of breast reduction surgery. Dr. Bryson Richards is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing breast reduction to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.
Factors Impacting the Price
The dollar figure of breast reduction plastic surgery will be influenced by several factors. Some of the key financial components that constitute the overall cost may include:
- Fee charged by the breast surgeon
- Surgical venue costs
- Fee of the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist
- Mammograms and other pre- and post-surgical tests
- Prescription drugs
- Surgical bra and compression garment
- Post-op visits to the surgeon’s office
Breast reduction will often be performed as an outpatient procedure. But in a few cases, overnight hospital stay may be required, which will add to this surgical episode. Other factors that will affect the costs include:
- Location of the practice
- Skill and experience of the operating surgeon
- Extent of surgery and type of surgical technique
- Need for additional procedures such as liposuction
Costs and Quality Relationship
In a few cases, the patient may get unusually low priced offers for breast reduction. The patient should treat such offers with abundant caution and conduct their own due diligence before selecting the practice just because the price appears too compelling. Such offers may entail some hidden charges, which the patient will only learn about later.
The patient should ideally choose a practice for its quality standards, the services and facilities offered, and the credentials of the cosmetic surgeon who will perform breast reduction. Safety and predictability of results along with reasonable costs should be the right factors to consider for such a major surgery. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for reduction mammaplasty and other procedures.
Breast reduction is among the handful of cosmetic procedures where the insurer may cover the full or partial costs under specific conditions. If the patient needs breast reduction solely to treat medical problems caused due to excessively large breasts, she may be eligible for insurance coverage.
Nagging pain in the back, shoulders or neck, repetitive skin infections and rashes caused at the base of the breast due to oversized, sagging breasts may make breast reduction a medically necessary treatment with insurance coverage.
The patient should talk to their insurer and the surgeon well in advance. The surgeon’s office may be able to support with legitimate insurance paperwork in cases where they determine that breast reduction is medically recommended.
If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.