Understanding the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery


Understanding the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery

We see women of all shapes and sizes at Form and Face. Our goal is to help each one achieve balanced proportions. One way to achieve this goal is with a procedure known as reduction mammoplasty, the surgical term for breast reduction.

Women choose to have breast reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons, medical reasons, or a combination of the two. Whatever the reason, the removal of excess breast fat, skin, and glandular tissue can help a woman feel more comfortable and fall back in love with her curves.

In this post, we explain the cost of breast reduction surgery and offer important warnings about discount offers that sound too good to be true. They are.

Caution: Read the Fine Print of Low-Cost Breast Enhancement Procedures

Many of the patients that visit us at Form and Face have seen advertisements offering super low-cost breast reduction procedures. They ask us candidly why we charge more. It’s a fair question and one that we’re eager to answer.

Form and Face is a professional cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Bondi Junction. We adhere strictly to the ethical standards of our industry, going above and beyond to provide the highest level of care, safety, and satisfaction. There are no bait-and-switch tactics, no high-pressure sales, and never any “hidden costs” in our quotations.

The adverts of unscrupulous providers feature a low price in big, bold letters. In the fine print, however, you may find language such as

  • “Price does not include cost of support staff”
  • “Hospital costs not included”
  • “Your price may vary”

These are all the same way of saying, “We’re not being totally honest with you.”

An open, honest relationship is the most important factor in any patient-surgeon relationship. Someone who is willing to bend the truth about fees doesn’t deserve your trust or your business.

Here’s an overview of the real costs of breast reduction surgery.

4 Factors that Affect the Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery

Here is a look at the three main costs of breast reduction surgery with Dr Norris:

  • Surgeon’s fee – $9500
  • Anaesthesiologist’s fee – $1980
  • Surgical assistant – $450
  • Hospital Costs – vary (depending on the hospital)

Here in Australia we are fortunate to have a generous healthcare system that recognises the medical need for breast reduction surgery. Unless the charges are in excess of their fund, people with health insurance will likely have no costs related to their hospital stay.

For people who are uninsured, hospital rates range from $3104 – $4023, depending on the hospital you choose.

If you’d like to know more about breast reduction surgery, we hope you call us on 02 9387 3800 and give us an opportunity to answer your questions.

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