Breast Reduction – Facts and Figures

Breast Size


A breast reduction addresses a different issue by correcting breasts that are too large and is often a result of health problems due to this, such as chronic back pain.

Breast Reduction – Hospital Stay May Be Recommended
Description: Removal of fat, glandular tissue and skin to make breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer.
Average Cost: $4,000 – $15,000
Length of Surgery: 2-5 Hours
Anesthesia: General
Recovery Time: Back to work in 2-4 weeks.  Strenuous activity in 4-6 weeks.
Treatment Frequency: Once
Risks: Bleeding, infection, asymmetry,irregular scar formation, permanent loss of sensation in breasts and/or nipples, loss of tissue, complications related to anesthesia.  Breast-feeding may not be possible.
Duration of Results: Permanent, but weight gain or loss and aging can affect results.

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