Understanding Factors Which Shape Breast Reduction Cost
A number of factors will affect how much you can expect to pay for a breast reduction procedure. Patients who undergo treatment for medical reasons, such as neck or back pain, may have their entire procedure covered by insurance. Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa also accepts CareCredit® financing to help patients manage out-of-pocket expenses. Dr. Ken Smart and his team in Frisco, TX, do all they can to help patients afford treatment and keep down the cost of breast reduction.
Insurance Coverage & Out-of-Pocket Fees
In some cases, breast reduction procedures are deemed medically necessary and are therefore covered in part or entirely by insurance. Patients should be aware that getting insurance to cover their procedure typically requires advance authorization. First, the plastic surgeon will submit documentation, including a letter and photographs, to the insurance provider. This might include proof of concerns such as chafed skin, infection, or ongoing pain. After the authorization is obtained, patients can schedule their surgery.
We understand how much a breast reduction can improve a woman’s quality of life, and will work closely with you to maximize insurance coverage and help you obtain financing.
Patients who need to cover part or all of their breast reduction surgery costs can apply for CareCredit. This is a reputable third-party financier for healthcare costs, with some payment plans having no interest, or very little. Here at Frisco Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we understand how much a breast reduction procedure can improve a woman’s quality of life, and we will work closely with you to obtain insurance and financing as necessary.
The areas treated during a breast reduction can vary. Simply put, more complex surgeries usually cost more than those requiring straightforward techniques. Other factors which will shape your treatment cost include:
A key contributor to the cost of your breast reduction procedure is the surgeon you choose. Arguably, the most important decision you will make concerning your breast reduction is selecting a surgeon. A skilled surgeon will minimize trauma to the treatment area for expedited healing times and reduced post-operative swelling and discomfort. Of course, selecting a board-certified, experienced surgeon like Dr. Smart equates to improved aesthetic outcomes as well. Surgeons who have proven that they deliver safe and exceptional outcomes will typically charge a higher surgeon’s fee than a practitioner beginning their practice.
The geographical location of a practice will also play into the costs of a procedure. As to be expected, practices located in major cities will typically charge more than providers in less competitive areas. If the practice has accreditations, which are awarded for maintaining high levels of professionalism and safety, this can also increase the price. The surgical center at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
Receive a Personalized Estimate
The only way to receive an accurate estimate of your breast reduction costs is by consulting with a plastic surgeon. Reach out to Dr. Smart online or call (972) 334-0400 to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more.