How Much Will Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

If you have disproportionately large breasts you may suffer from a range of medical issues as a result, including back and neck pain, poor posture and even psychological issues. Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of some of the excess glandular tissue, reducing the size of your breasts and alleviating the associated symptoms.

The Benefits Of Reduction Surgery

There are a number of physical and psychological problems that can affect women with large breasts, which could include the following:

  • Skin problems.
  • Poor Posture.
  • Excessive sweating and rashes.
  • Backache.
  • Neck pain.
  • Shoulder ache.
  • Infections under the breasts.
  • Weals or grooves on the shoulders from bra straps.
  • An inability to exercise or take part in sports.

How Much Will A Breast Reduction Cost?

The cost of breast reduction surgery will largely depend on your personal situation and the clinic you choose, but this procedure typically costs £4,000-£6,000. Most clinics offer finance packages to help you spread the cost of your procedure, with many offering 0% APR finance deals, depending on your individual circumstances.

As with all cosmetic procedures you should ensure that you are fully aware with what is included in the price you are quoted, for example if it includes recovery support, aftercare and follow-up appointments etc.

Breast Reduction can help alleviate neck pain.

What Finance Packages Are Available?

The cost of your breast reduction procedure will depend on your individual circumstances and the clinic you choose. Some examples of the finance packages available for various clinics are given below:

Breast Reduction Surgery On The NHS

The availability of breast reduction surgery on the NHS will vary depending on the local policies in place with the clinical commissioning group (CCG) where you live. Generally you may be considered for a breast reduction if the size of your breasts is causing you physical medical problems, such as:

  • Back and neck pain.
  • Poor posture.
  • An inability to exercise.
  • Skin irritation or excessive sweating, rashes and/or infections under the breasts.
  • Bra-strap grooves on your shoulders.

The first step in finding out if you qualify for an NHS breast reduction is making an appointment with your GP, who will know the criteria in place in your area. In addition to the medical conditions listed above, your local CCG may have additional criteria such as weight, smoking status and whether previous interventions (such as specially made bras) have been tried.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Some men suffer from a condition known as gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as “man boobs”) , where the breast tissue is disproportionately large for a male body shape. There are a number of reasons behind the condition including being very overweight, rapid weight loss or hormone imbalances. If the size of your breasts has not reduced with exercise, diet or weight loss you may choose to undergo male breast reduction surgery to reduce their size.

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