Breast Reduction

Many women are troubled by overly large breasts-which can lead to back, neck, and shoulder discomfort. Large breasts can make it difficult to exercise or find clothes that fit properly. If you suffer from these symptoms, perhaps a breast reduction is right for you.

A breast reduction procedure removes excess breast tissue, skin, and fat to reshape and lift the breasts. This can reduce the neck and back strain and may relieve the discomfort. This procedure can greatly benefit women of all ages by producing breasts that are in better proportion to the rest of their body. Some women want to be proportionately smaller and others larger after their reduction and Dr. Rodgers will modify the procedure to produce those results. Trust Dr. Rodgers to listen to you, he understands that breast reduction surgery is a big decision and believes that only you know what is best for your body.

Good news…this surgery is often covered by insurance! Dr. Rodgers proudly accepts most major insurance as an in-network provider. The first step toward the new you is the consultation. There, Dr. Rodgers will inquire about your goals for surgery, explain the procedure, and take several measurements. He will then submit all the information to your insurance carrier for review. The review process usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks and is based not only on the size of your breasts, but also the symptoms you experience and your body weight. Of the requests he submits, at least 90% are approved and Dr. Rodgers will be straightforward if he foresees a problem with insurance approval.

Several women choose to have a breast reduction and not involve their insurance. The benefits of this route are a much quicker consultation-to-surgery time and more freedom to choose their size. This is simply because some insurance providers require a certain amount of tissue be removed for approval; and all insurance providers take at least 2 weeks to approve surgery. The cost for a breast reduction will vary based on individual anatomy and the amount of reduction required. Generally, this ranges from $6000 to $9000 and includes all fees for Dr. Rodgers, anesthesia, and the hospital.

The procedure is performed as an outpatient in a JCAHO accredited hospital with all anesthesia managed by licensed and certified anesthesiologists. Surgery can range from 2 to 4 hours depending on individual anatomy and the amount of reduction required. The results are immediate. Patients report less back discomfort and easier sleeping within the first week. The pain associated with surgery is mild to moderate-with usually just a few days of pain medication required. Though some women take off less, Dr. Rodgers recommends 1 week off of work for the procedure (2 weeks if employment is physically demanding).

Schedule a consultation today to see how breast reduction surgery can change your life!