Frequently Asked Questions - Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) FAQs
How does a plastic surgeon perform a breast reduction?Plastic surgery for a breast reduction is most commonly performed using the Pedicle Method which leaves the nipple attached to the breast during surgery. The surgeon will make an incision around the nipple and vertically down the curve of the breast. Excess skin, fat and glandular tissue is removed from the breast, the nipple is repositioned and any incisions are closed up with stitches.
What is the cost of a breast reduction procedure?A number of factors affect the cost of a breast reduction including location, doctor, and individual patient needs. The price range of a breast reduction typically falls within $3,000 and $10,000.
How long does breast reduction surgery take?Breast reductions surgery usually takes anywhere from 2-4 hours.
What are the risks involved with breast reduction surgery?Breast reductions are relatively safe procedures, however, some risks include blood clots, excess fluids (which need to be drained), loss of feeling in the nipple and infection.
Can a man get a breast reduction?Yes! Although most breast reductions are performed on women, male breast reductions are becoming increasingly common. Usually due to a condition called gynecomastia, men will seek to get a breast reduction. In many cases only liposuction is required for a male breast reduction.
How do I get a breast reduction?The first step in getting a breast reduction is to make sure it is the right surgery for you. After you determine that you want to go ahead with the procedure, you must first determine whether or not you can afford both the time off work (1 week) and the price of the procedure which varies from surgeon to surgeon. If you are still serious about getting a breast reduction it is time to contact a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. We recommend you visit multiple doctors until you find one that feels right for you. You are welcome to browse our 5 Star Surgeon Network Approval Rated™ surgeons in your area.
For More Information see the General Information Page for Breast Reduction