Mayo Clinic's approach


Mayo Clinic's breast reduction surgery treatment teams include specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery who subspecialize in breast procedures. All three Mayo Clinic campuses have a breast clinic that offers diagnostic and treatment services for people with breast problems, including benign conditions. These specialists work closely with other Mayo Clinic physicians if you have other health needs.

Having all of this specialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, and your appointments are scheduled in coordination.

What might take months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in only a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.


Mayo Clinic's plastic surgeons have experience in breast reduction surgery. More than 175 breast reduction surgeries are performed at Mayo Clinic each year. All of Mayo Clinic's plastic and reconstructive surgeons are board certified.

Your Mayo Clinic specialist will discuss surgery options and techniques with you and determine the most appropriate treatment to meet your needs. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with you your expectations, possible risks and complications, associated costs, and other considerations.

Advanced technology

Mayo Clinic surgeons use the latest techniques to perform breast reduction surgery. Short-scar techniques can minimize the scar burden.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Each year Mayo Clinic specialists perform more than 175 breast reduction surgeries.
  • Expertise. The physicians who perform breast reduction surgery at Mayo Clinic are all board certified specialists. You have access to the world-class physicians, facilities and services of Mayo Clinic.
  • Time for you. Your Mayo Clinic surgeon will discuss with you your goals and desired expectations of breast reduction surgery.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Nov. 07, 2020
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