I've been told by a few academic guys that you cannot do pure breast surgery in private practise and do well. If you choose this route, you're better off going academic. Obviously, I know of multiple examples of breast only private practises which seem to be still open for business. Running this by a few (non-breast) private guys, they agreed that it was possible to do well but that you had to have the right set up. Own the MRI machine, get in business with a bunch of breast radiologists, multiple office based procedures and you can make more from these things than from the surgeries you perform. Anyone care to comment on the opportunities available for someone to pursue a breast only private practise, what type of compensation to expect and the different types of practise set-ups available that are most advantageous to the surgeon. Thanks in advance.