Wed 12th Jul 2023
If you are researching Breast Reduction surgery, you are probably wondering how much the procedure costs. In this article, we will explore the cost of Breast Reduction surgery and break down some of the variables that can affect the total cost of your Breast Reduction. For more info about Breast Reduction surgery or to request a consultation with Dr Eddy Dona in Sydney, please send our team an enquiry, using the contact form at the bottom of this article.
In addition to the emotional and social distress, overly large breasts often cause physical discomfort, including back, neck and shoulder pain. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is intended to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess breast tissue and skin, improving their shape and position. Breast reduction surgery relieves pain and discomfort, and often makes a dramatic improvement to your lifestyle.
Whilst there are several Breast Reduction surgical techniques, the anchor-shaped scar technique is the most common and involves an incision with the resultant scars extending around the areola, vertically down from the lower edge of the areola to the fold/crease of the breast and horizontally along the natural curve of the breast. After the excess skin, fat and breast tissue are removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position to reshape the breast.
Your initial consultation with Dr Eddy Dona is the first step toward your transformation.
During your consultation with Dr Dona in Sydney, Dr Dona will evaluate the degree of sagging of your breasts. You will be able to discuss your concerns relating to your breasts and the desired aesthetic outcome for your breasts, post-surgery.
During your consultation, Dr Dona will tailor a surgical plan specifically for you and discuss the detailed surgical plan with you. Once you have completed your consultation with Dr Dona, you will be provided with a formalised quote. You will also be able to discuss possible surgery dates with one of our friendly patient liaison officers.
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery procedures are always performed in a private hospital, meaning that part of the total cost of your Breast Reduction surgery will be for the use of the operating theatre and your postoperative recovery at the hospital where your surgery is performed. Typically, most patients can go home on the same day as their surgery and do not require an overnight stay.
Part of the total cost of your surgery is the anaesthetist’s fee. This is the specialist doctor that puts you to sleep for the surgery, monitors you throughout, and wakes you up at the end of the surgery. Before your surgery, the anaesthetist will meet with you to discuss the procedure and any prescribed antibiotics and pain medication you will be directed to take during your postoperative recovery. Everyone responds differently to an anaesthetic; however, your specialist anaesthetist will do all they can to ensure you wake up as comfortably as possible and have the appropriate medication to go home with to remain as comfortable as possible. Anaesthetist pricing can vary depending on the anaesthetist for your surgery.
There are various surgical techniques that can be used during Breast Reduction surgery, which can be read about on our Breast Reduction procedure page. During your initial consultation and after discussing your concerns, Dr Dona will be able to make a recommendation as to which type of Breast Reduction procedure will address your concerns and create the best aesthetic outcome. Some surgical techniques are more complicated than others and can take longer to perform and therefore, they may be more expensive.
Patients seeking to undergo one or more surgical procedures may wish to have them both performed at the same time, as this can minimise the overall recovery time and is generally cheaper than having multiple surgeries done separately. On the right patient, Dr Dona will commonly perform Breast Reduction surgery in conjunction with a Tummy Tuck.
The cost of your follow-up appointments with Dr Dona, is included in your initial surgery fees. However, your scheduled post-operative appointments with our nursing team, do attract additional costs – this is because we use Medical-Gare Light Therapy to accelerate the healing process rapidly, to reduce the associated swelling, pain, and inflammation, while simultaneously providing visible improvement to your surgical scars.
Reduction mammaplasty is an elective surgery but is often carried out for health reasons, to ease the physical symptoms caused by excessively large breasts. Some of the fees may be covered by Medicare and your health fund; Dr Dona will advise whether this applies to you.
Whether your private health insurance covers Breast Reduction surgery largely depends on your policy and provider. If you have private health insurance with hospital cover, you may be eligible to have the hospital component subsidised. You should always confirm with your health fund what your level of coverage will pay for your surgery.
The best way to get a precise quote for your Breast Reduction surgery is to request a consultation with Dr Eddy Dona using the contact form below this article.
Dr Eddy Dona has been a specialist plastic surgeon since 2007, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. From your first clinic visit, and throughout your surgical journey, Dr Dona and his team will be there to make it as smooth as possible.
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Dr Eddy Dona (FRACS) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeons in Sydney, and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Following his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 1996, Dr Dona then began a further 11 years of intensive training to become a Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
Since starting private practice in 2007, Dr Dona has had patients from all over Australia seeking his expertise and specialist management. Dr Dona’s practice has grown and become heavily focused on breast and body reconstructive procedures, especially after massive weight loss including post-pregnancy. Forever the perfectionist, Dr Dona is continuously trying to fine-tune his professional craftmanship.
“The perpetual pursuit of perfection is what drives me to be my very best.”
Despite running a busy private practice, Dr Dona spent the first 15 years of his specialist practice dedicating part of his time to one of Sydney’s largest teaching public hospitals, including training future plastic surgeons. This was where Dr Dona was often required to reconstruct the bodies of those affected by trauma and cancer.