How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

How much does breast reduction cost
Medically reviewed by Dr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

Breast reduction surgery is a complex procedure since it removes excess skin, fat, and tissue to decrease the size of the breasts. In this article, we will outline how much this surgery is likely to cost you and what the cost includes.

Breast Reduction Cost

What’s Included in the Price?

The breast reduction package includes the cost of:

  • hospital and theatre fees
  • surgeons fees
  • anaesthetist’s and anaesthetic fees
  • at least three follow-up appointments
  • compression garment to manage post-operative swelling

Additional Breast Reduction Costs

Additional fees after the surgery are typically for pain management and for recovery purposes. Extra costs might include scans, chaperone services, and prescriptions for pain-relief medication. Furthermore, lymphatic drainage massages to aid breast reduction recovery and post-surgery dietician appointments are priced separately.

Can You Get Breast Reduction on the NHS?

Typically, the NHS only covers the cost of breast reduction for functional and medical purposes, except in the case of gigantomastia, where they can offer it for aesthetic reasons. This includes if your breasts cause you chronic pain, skin irritation, trouble exercising, and/or an adverse effect on your mental health. 

Therefore, you’ll need to cover the cost of breast reduction out-of-pocket because you won’t be able to get your  breast reduction covered by NHS or private insurance to improve the cosmetic appearance of your breasts.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

While cost is often considered most when choosing to have cosmetic surgery, the benefits of the procedure should also be used in the decision-making process. Breast reduction is a versatile surgery since it has both medical and cosmetic benefits. Below is a breakdown of the key benefits of the surgery:

  • known to improve chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
  • improves chafing and rashes beneath the breasts
  • improves sleep as you can sleep on your front and side
  • corrects posture, prevents hunching
  • easier to engage in higher-impact exercise
  • helps create a more ideal, proportionate figure

Is Breast Reduction Worth It?

The surgery can be incredibly life-changing since it alleviates a lot of physical and cosmetic concerns. More so, it is an affordable surgery that covers a lot of additional costs and can greatly improve your confidence regarding your breasts. You may benefit from looking at the signs that you need a breast reduction to highlight the impact the procedure can have on you.

Schedule a consultation with CREO Clinic Today

Dr. Omar Tillo, Medical Director at CREO Clinic, has mastered the art of breast reduction surgery alongside a host of body contouring surgeries and, with his extensive experience, can produce the most natural-looking and proportionate bust. 

If you are considering a breast reduction, schedule a 1-on-1 consultation at the CREO Clinic with Dr. Tillo today to receive a bespoke treatment plan, with all exact costs broken down for you.

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