A patient can prepare for a breast reduction procedure by beginning a vitamin protocol (provided by Dr. Bandy) to aid their body’s healing. We recommend accomplishing all house chores prior to surgery that would require a patient to lift anything over 5 pounds or push or pull anything heavy. During your pre-operative appointment (about 2 weeks prior to your surgery) our nurses will go over all necessary steps to prepare for your surgery.
If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.
It is always recommended to have someone assist you in getting home or to your recovery center. If a patient does not have anyone that can assist them at home, we do have a post operative recovery center that we work with that will pick up the patient from our facility.
The average cost for a breast reduction can range from roughly $12,000-14,000 depending on the amount of breast tissue needing to be removed, as well as if the type of lift is performed. During your consultation, Dr. Bandy will thoroughly review your history, reasons for reduction, and what type of lift would be best to enhance the appearance of the breasts. During this time our office will also provide you with a quote for the procedure, specific to your surgery.
The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.
We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.