Breast reduction cost - how much it is, and finding prices near you
Breast reduction is becoming an extremely common procedure, with around 600,000 operations performed every year worldwide. Both men and women can have it, and it’s often a welcome answer to anyone who experiences any discomfort or distress about the size of their breasts.
Breast reduction surgery costs can vary significantly depending on various factors. But how much is a breast reduction – and what exactly determines the price?
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In this article:
Duration of results
Back to work
Full recovery time
8 to 12 weeks
20,000 AED to 35,000 AED
2 to 4 hours
How much does a breast reduction cost?
On average, you can expect to pay between 20,000 AED and 35,000 AED in the UAE for breast reduction surgery.
Only a clinician or surgeon can give you an accurate cost, offering you a personalised price based on a few factors:
- Expectations. Going down multiple bra sizes will be more expensive than a small reduction and lift.
- Surgeon. Qualifications and experience will play a factor in the price.
- Technique. For some people, non-invasive fat reduction techniques such as liposuction and ultrasonic cavitation may be enough for their desired results. Many, however, choose to have surgery.
- Combining procedures. Many people combine reductions with a breast lift, which helps prevent sagging – but can also increase the price.
- Clinic. The quality of the clinic or hospital, and whether you need to stay overnight, can affect the cost of breast reduction.
- Aftercare. This includes follow-up appointments, pain medication and any complications you may face.
If you’re suffering from back pain, bad posture or limited mobility because of the size of your breasts, you may be able to claim all or part of the costs through your insurance.
What is included in the procedure? And how do I find prices near me?
Breast reduction surgery prices tend to cover everything from the first consultation through to having your dressing removed. Check in advance that the following are included.
You’ll always have at least one meeting with your surgeon before the procedure, allowing you to voice any concerns.
Your doctor will measure and photograph your breasts for their records, ask about any issues you’re currently facing and your desired results.
Before going into surgery, you’ll need to take a blood test. This is to get an idea of your general health and anything that may complicate the surgery. Depending on the results and your medical history, your doctor may run some additional tests.
For the actual procedure, you’ll be placed under general anaesthesia – so you won’t feel or see a thing. The procedure can take around two to four hours.
For more details, read our guide on breast reduction and how it works.
You’ll usually be given medication to help with your breast reduction recovery, and help ease any pain.
For most procedures, especially if you have had to go down several cup sizes, you may be asked to stay overnight – though some surgeries can see you discharged the same day after a few hours of monitoring. Check with your doctor beforehand what will be required, as this may affect the price. If you request to stay overnight yourself, this will likely cost extra.
Your surgeon will let you know when’s the best time to come in for your follow-up appointment. It’s usually between 10 to 14 days after surgery and involves removing your dressing and stitches.
Finding prices near you
To get a good idea of reputable clinics and practitioners in your area, use our clinic locator to find treatment options. This will allow you to perform some initial research on what your breast reduction costs are likely to be.
Is the cost of breast reduction worth it?
People get surgery for a variety of reasons, from cosmetic to medical – and a reduction may help improve your quality of life in a variety of ways.
Back and neck pain
Large breasts can cause significant backache or neck pain, especially if you have a petite frame.
Those suffering with back and neck pain may struggle to exercise or play sports, or even do day-today tasks, so regaining mobility can be extremely liberating.
The size, shape and look of your breasts may give you self-esteem issues.
Breast reductions can help patients with more than just the weight of their breasts, improving their mental health too. Self-esteem has a lot to do with why people go ahead with the reduction in the first place.
For a lot of people living with larger breasts, it can be difficult to find clothing that fits. Surgery can help many people rekindle the joy wearing clothes they feel good in.
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