After performing an exam and reviewing pertinent health history, your surgeon may order lab work, a mammogram, and other pre-operative tests as deemed necessary. Lastly, you will meet with a surgery coordinator to discuss fees, surgery scheduling options, and make a pre-operative appointment to meet with the nurse for final preparation prior to surgery.
During your initial consultation for a breast reduction, you will meet with our plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed explanation of the breast reduction procedure, answer your questions, and determine a surgical plan of care based on your expected outcome.
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite with a qualified anesthesia provider. If your breast reduction is covered under your insurance policy, your procedure will be performed at one of the local Baton Rouge hospitals. Operative time in most cases is approximately two hours. Most breast reduction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are discharged home the same day.
The breast reduction surgery will start by administering anesthesia. Once the patient is comfortable, incisions will be created. Breast tissue, fatty tissue, and excess skin will be removed to reduce the breast according to the patient’s goals.
The incisions will be closed using sutures, and the breast area will be bandaged. A surgical bra must be worn to keep the breasts in their ideal shape during the recovery process. In addition, small drains may be placed to avoid the buildup of fluids as the patient heals.
Does Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?
Some insurance plans do cover breast reduction surgery provided certain criteria is met. Our insurance department will submit all the required information to your insurance company to determine coverage and obtain approval. If your plan has an exclusion or you do not meet medical criteria required by your policy, your breast reduction can be performed as a cosmetic procedure.
What is the Cost of a Breast Reduction?
Pricing for Breast Reduction includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia. The cost of a breast reduction surgery may also be impacted by the techniques necessary to accomplish the aesthetic goals of the patient.
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure