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 for other health needs.

Having this specialized expertise in one place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. The team discusses your care. You get quick test results. And there's an order to your appointment schedule.

What might take months to get done elsewhere can typically take only days at Mayo Clinic.


All of Mayo Clinic's plastic and reconstructive surgeons are board certified.

Your Mayo Clinic specialist will discuss surgery options and approaches with you and find the best treatment to meet your needs. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with you what you expect, possible risks and complications, costs and other issues.

Advanced technology

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

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Each year Mayo Clinic specialists perform more than 275 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.
  • Focus on you. Your Mayo Clinic surgeon will discuss with you your goals and what you hope the results of your breast reduction surgery will be.

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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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Sept. 28, 2022
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