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Breast Reduction Indianapolis & Carmel

Indiana Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Indianapolis & Carmel Indiana

If you are considering breast reduction in Indianapolis or Carmel Indiana, plastic surgeon Dr. Janet K. Turkle can help. Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is designed for women who experience medical problems due to uncomfortably large breasts. Problems may include back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. Although the procedure is typically used to alleviate medical problems, it can also help women who feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts.

The Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction is performed in a hospital or surgery center as an outpatient or with an overnight stay (which will be an additional cost). The most common procedure involves the surgeon removing excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin and adjusts the nipple to its new position. Not only is the breast reduced in size, but it is lifted and reshaped as well. Cessation of all nicotine products is strongly urged three weeks pre and post operatively. Smoking before or following surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing. The procedure itself takes approximately two hours and is done under a general anesthetic.

After Breast Reduction Surgery

Once the surgery is complete, a surgical bra is worn to provide comfort and support. Drains are removed the morning after surgery. Stitches are buried and will dissolve on their own. Patients may experience minor pain in the days following the surgery, although this subsides in 7 to 10 days. Most women can return to work after two weeks.

Before and After Photos of Breast Reduction Surgery

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Video of Dr. Janet Turkle Discussing Breast Reduction Surgery


Cost for Breast Reduction

Many times breast reduction is covered by insurance. The following is what you can expect for your price for breast reduction surgery if your insurance does not cover it:

Approximate Breast Reduction Cost: $5900-$6450 This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits*.

Financing for Breast Reduction

If you don’t have insurance, please view our information about financing for breast reductions here.

Contact Us About Breast Reductions

If you would like to learn more about breast reductions at our Indianapolis practice, call today to schedule a consultation at 317-848-0001 or contact us by email using our quick contact online form. If you’d like to send us photos, please use our form for Virtual Consultation here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Breast Reduction

  1. Approximately how much does a breast reduction cost?
  2. Where is the breast reduction incision?
    Incision patterns vary, depending on the degree of tissue to be removed. There are three typical incisions: around the areola, down from the areola to the crease under the breast, horizontally along the breast crease.
  3. Do you do the short scar incision?
    Yes, but it depends on the patient.
  4. How long would I be off work after a breast reduction?
    Most people could be back at a desk in 7-10 days. Many are back sooner. It depends on the patient’s pain tolerance and the type of work.
  5. How long before I could exercise or swim after a breast reduction?
    You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
    You can start walking immediately.
    You can begin cardio and lower body exercise in two weeks.
    No push/pull exercise for six weeks.
  6. How many of the breast reduction surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
  7. Can I still breastfeed after a breast reduction?
    Yes, in most cases.
  8. Do you have to remove the nipple when doing breast reduction surgery?
    Rarely, but in some cases when the breast is extremely large and the distance from the crease to the nipple is too long to maintain an adequate blood supply.
  9. Is breast reduction covered by insurance?
    In some cases, yes; although the approval process can be very time consuming and may require you to provide certain information and referrals to your insurance company. Occasionally a referral from your primary care physician is necessary; it depends on your insurance company. On average, it takes 4-6 weeks for approval.

*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgerys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery at drturkle@turklemd.com or 317-848-0001.

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