The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Breast reduction cost in India starts from US $2,950 and varies depending on the extent of surgery required, your medical history, comorbidities-if you have any, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Breast Reduction Cost in India
Plastic Surgeon's Fees
An important expense when it comes to your breast reduction surgery is your plastic surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends highly experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering natural-looking results. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose plastic surgery in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgical Option
Depending on one's needs, women of all ages can benefit from breast reduction surgery. IndiCure recommends you to explore the multiple surgical options/ techniques, by consulting our expert plastic surgeons.
Having your breast reduction plastic surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility in India also affects the initial quote. But IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses include prescription medications, post-surgery compression garments, and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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What is Breast Reduction Surgery ?
The plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large breasts and bringing them in proportion to the body, while retaining the functional abilities of natural breasts, is called breast reduction surgery. Scientifically known as Reduction Mammoplasty, the procedure helps in making the breasts lighter and firmer.
The surgery actually works on three levels for the patient - physical, psychological and aesthetic. The procedure entails removal of excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and excision of extra skin, along with lifting and reduction of nipple areola complex, to give more proportionate and shapely breasts.
Breast reduction surgery thus leads to uplifted, perky and much younger looking breasts, minus the excruciating and chronic neck, shoulder and back pain!
Reasons for undergoing Breast Reduction
Breast hypertrophy or macromastia is the major reason for anyone to undergo breast reduction. Some other reasons for women to undergo breast reduction surgery are:
Breasts that are too large for the body frame leading to poor posture
Heavy breasts causing back neck and shoulder pain
Skin infections and irritation under the breast fold
Heavy breasts make the nipples and areolas point downwards
Sometimes one breast is larger than the other
Overtly heavy disproportionate breasts can make a woman conscious and unhappy with her self-image.
Initial Recovery Time
Am I a good Candidate?
If you're physically and mentally healthy, 18 years of age or older, not currently pregnant or nursing, have realistic expectations and are having any of the following concerns about your breasts-
too large in proportion to your body frame
heavy pendulous breasts with nipples that point downwards
one breast that is much larger than the other
back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. However, if your problem is only saggy breasts, and you wish to uplift the breast without any reduction in size, Breast lift is the right surgery for you. Please visit Breast lift surgery page to check details.
Breast Reduction Techniques
There are different types of breast reduction surgery techniques and your plastic surgeon would advise the most suitable technique for you, depending on various factors including:
Your present size and the size you wish to achieve
Presence of any comorbid factors
Whether you have completed your family or plan to breastfeed in future
The various techniques of breast reduction surgery include:
Inverted- T or Anchor Breast reduction: It is the standard technique for breast reduction since maximum reduction is possible with this technique. The disadvantage however is that it is quite an invasive method. The incisions run horizontally under the breast crease, then continuing vertically to the nipple and run around the nipple giving the incision an anchor pattern.
Lollipop or Vertical Breast Reduction: This kind of incision results in less scarring and more curvaceous breasts. But it can only be used for moderate breast reductions. It is also called the LeJour breast reduction or short scar reduction. The incision runs around the areola and then continues down vertically to the breast crease.
Liposuction breast reduction:This technique is suitable in females where fat tissue content is more in breast than glandular tissue and skin removal is not required. The skin recovers over time giving a natural look and the sensation of nipple or breast feeding ability is not compromised.
Free nipple graft: The technique is mostly indicated for gigantomastia or severe macromastia. The nipple areola complex usually remains attached to the nerves and blood vessels in most breast reductions, however in case of very large and heavy breasts, the nipple areola complex is completely removed and grafted to a new higher position, with removal of large amount of breast tissue, fat and extra skin.
How is Breast Reduction Surgery done?
The first step is general anesthesia for a comfortable and painless surgery.
The excess tissue of the breast is removed and reshaped. The areola is repositioned or even reduced if necessary, retaining the blood and nerve supply usually. This gives the breast an uplifted and perkier appearance.
The incisions are then closed with suitable sutures and bandaging done.
What is the Recovery after Breast Reduction Surgery like?
It is normal to have moderate to severe pain for a few days after the procedure, which shall be controlled with pain medications. The extent of pain also depends on the magnitude of surgery you have undergone and your individual pain tolerance. Your dressing will be removed in about two to four days and stitches after a week. You can resume non-strenuous daily activities with caution within a week and strenuous activities after 8-12 weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Breast Reduction Surgery?
Most women are quite pleased after undergoing breast reduction surgery, in fact it is often considered the procedure that results in the quickest and most impactful body image change for women. Many women find that this surgery also relieves chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. The primary benefit of the operation is functional, but you also get a breast lift, which enhances your appearance and greatly improves your body image and boosts self esteem.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Breast Reduction Surgery in India.
Is the surgeon board certified?
How experienced is the Surgeon?
Which language does the surgeon speak?
Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
Is it possible to see before and after photographs?
What about the risks involved?
Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
How long will the recovery period be?
Can I go for a second opinion?
Can I have feedback from real people?
Preparation for the Surgery
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Medical history and exams
Current medication review
History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How long does it take to recover from Breast reduction surgery?
Most patients are able to resume their daily work and routine activities after around 10 days to 2 weeks of the surgery. However, you will need anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks for full recovery. Strenuous exercises and rigorous activities should wait for at least 10-12 weeks even if you feel you have regained the strength and are up to it.
2. How painful is breast reduction surgery?
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and you will have moderate to severe pain when you wake up. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication to control the pain. It is normal to feel tired after the procedure. Your breasts will probably feel tender, sensitive, swollen and bruised for a few days after the surgery. But you can expect to feel better and stronger each day and should be able to return to routine activities within 10-12 days of the surgery.
Our nursing staff is extremely supportive and would be there to help you 24*7 during your hospital stay.
3. How many cup sizes can you lose in a breast reduction?
How many cup sizes you can go down depends on a lot of factors. This includes how much volume you wish to lose, whether you wish to breastfeed in future, your breast composition, which technique is used for your surgery, your framework etc. You can discuss this with your plastic surgeon to get a specific answer. Generally speaking women can easily lose from one to three cup sizes in a breast reduction.
4. Does a breast reduction include a lift?
Yes, breast reduction removes extra fat, skin and tissue from your breasts and aims to bring your breasts to where they should be- making them perkier and youthful.
Breast reduction thus in the process definitely does breast lift also.
5. What surgical technique is recommended for me?
The best surgical technique for you depends on various factors. This includes your age, whether you wish to breastfeed or not, how many cup sizes you wish to go down etc. You should have a detailed discussion with the plastic surgeon about the pros and cons of different techniques and then make an informed decision.
6. How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon before you choose to undergo the procedure. Breast reduction does affect the ability to breastfeed, but the surgeon will modify the technique and spare the milk ducts and glandular tissue as much as possible, if you wish to breastfeed after your surgery. This is a tradeoff- you may not get the best results, but you will be able to breastfeed.
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