How much does Breast Reduction surgery cost?

The average cost of breast reduction surgery (mammaplasty) in Chicago, Illinois is between $8,000 and $13,000.

According to users who have had a breast reduction on Realself, it was 98% “Worth It” and did not regret their decision. Many patients immediately felt an improvement with certain health issues with having large breasts such as the neck, back, or shoulder pain. Additionally, many said they felt more confident in their clothes and improved quality of life!

What’s included in the breast reduction cost?

If you having a breast reduction procedure, here is what goes into the total procedure cost:

  • Surgeon’s Fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • Hospital or surgery center charges
  • Labs or Tests you may need prior to surgery
  • Medication and special garments to wear after the surgery

Other items to consider working into your total budget:

  • Food & supplies to help make you comfortable while you are in recovery at home
  • Childcare while you are in recovery
  • Transportation costs to and from your surgery center
  • Hotel stay (out of town patients)

Does Insurance cover breast reductions?

If you are wondering if insurance will cover the cost of your breast reduction surgery, check with your insurance provider on whether your plan will cover all or a portion of the cost. Depending on your specific plan, you may be asked to provide documentation and be limited on who is able to perform your procedure. Check to see if your surgeon accepts insurance.

Can I finance my breast reduction?

Many practices like ours offer convenient financing options for those that wish to defer their payments and spread out the cost into monthly payments. Your total cost could be higher because interest is typically included in most finance plans such as CareCredit and Alphaeon.

Also, check to see if our practice or the practice you are considering for the procedure has any promotional offers during less “busy” periods throughout the year such as the summertime months.

Having a breast reduction is an investment in yourself. If you’re considering the procedure, schedule a consultation with a board-certified surgeon who has done many breast reductions. If you meet with multiple surgeons with similar experience and credentials in the same area, the price range should not be that different from each other. Be very careful about very low estimates, your surgeon’s expertise, skill and surgical abilities require many years of education, training, and experience in order to be qualified to perform breast reduction surgery and give you the best results.

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