Understanding Factors Affecting Breast Reduction Cost


If you are considering undergoing surgery to correct a disproportionately large bust, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez can help you understand the factors that affect breast reduction cost during a consultation at his Pittsburgh, PA-area practice. Although certain specifics will affect your unique treatment cost, breast reduction surgery typically ranges from $6,500 to $12,000 at ReNova Plastic Surgery. We understand this decision is highly personal and will provide you with all the information you need to find a solution that meets your goals and budget.

Why Are There Disparities in Advertised Costs?

You may see substantial differences in the cost of breast reduction surgery at various plastic surgery practices. Often, very low prices only refer to the surgeon's fees and do not include related costs such as hospital or facility fees, as well as the cost of anesthesia.

In addition, there are various factors that affect the final cost of a breast reduction treatment, including:

  • The Complexity of Your Case - The extent and complexity of the breast reduction have significant impacts on the final cost of treatment. For example, some women may require a greater number of incisions to achieve their desired results.
  • Facility Fees - Plastic surgery procedures performed in a hospital setting can include additional fees. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez performs our patients' breast surgeries in a fully accredited, state-certified facility, which helps keep related costs down.
  • Any Additional Treatments - If you pair the breast reduction surgery with any other cosmetic procedure, such as liposuction or tummy tuck, the final cost of the treatment increases.
  • Surgeon's Experience - The quality of care you receive and your plastic surgeon's qualifications also affect the cost of treatment. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is board-certified and has become the best reviewed cosmetic surgeon in the Pittsburgh area since he opened his own practice.

Although patients may end up paying more at a reputable doctor's office, choosing a properly trained surgeon can minimize your risk of complications*. Poorly executed breast surgery can result in the need for retreatment and additional corrective procedures.

Our Commitment to You

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez prioritizes complete transparency throughout the treatment process. When you come in for your initial consultation, he will answer all your questions and provide a cost estimate depending on your unique needs. 

After a consultation, we can provide a cost breakdown detailing all the expenses related to your breast reduction surgery.

Our baseline breast reduction surgery cost does not include additional expenses that may be involved, such as medical tests that must be done prior to surgery (for example, a mammogram), surgical garments, and pain medications. After we have determined your plan, you can expect to receive a comprehensive cost breakdown detailing all the expenses related to your breast reduction.  

Insurance and Financing 

Breast reductions are sometimes viewed as cosmetic procedures, and therefore are not traditionally covered by health insurance. However, if your overly large breasts cause you health problems such as back, neck, or shoulder pain, your insurance provider may cover part or all of the cost of treatment. Our team will help with all necessary paperwork to maximize your benefits. We also accept CareCredit® financing, which offers flexible payment options. 

Receive Your Cost Estimate

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has built his plastic surgery practice on the principle of treating his patients like family. To learn more about the cost of breast reduction surgery, please call us at (412) 638-2391 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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