Average Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery In South Africa

What is Breast Reduction

Reduction mammoplasty is the plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large breasts. In a breast reduction surgery for re-establishing a functional bust that is proportionate to the women.


Average Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery In South Africa

Currently, the cost ranges between R 55,000.00 and R62,000.00 depending on how much time you will spend in the theatre. The cost of surgery includes the initial consultation, hospital, anesthetist, assistant, and surgeon’s fees.

Does medical aid cover breast reduction in South Africa?

Medical aids in South Africa usually refuse to pay for breast reduction surgery, seeing it as “cosmetic”, a situation that leaves many women having to pay about R60 000 out of pocket to get the operation.

Can we reduce breast size?

Maintaining a balance of exercise and a healthy diet will optimize your weight loss and decrease your breast size. Eating more calories than you burn causes you to accumulate fat and makes your breasts grow. Lean meats, fish, fruits, and vegetables are foods that help to burn fat outside of your regular workout.

What exercises can reduce breast size?

Exercises to reduce breast size: 7 exercises to reduce breast size naturally

Shoulder press.


Side raises.

Chest press.

Wall push-ups.

Dumbbell pullover.

How much is breast reduction surgery in Pretoria?

This type of surgery is done in a hospital with an overnight facility and the patient is usually discharged home on day 2 or 3 after surgery. Downtime from work 2 weeks on average.

Currently, the cost starts from R70 000.00 depending on how long your estimated theatre time will be.

Is breast reduction surgery free in South Africa?

Breast reductions are not offered to patients on a fee-for-service basis.

All patients referred for breast reductions, regardless of whether they are paying out of pocket, have medical aid, or are public service patients, are seen at the Plastic Surgery Clinic first.