The highly skilled plastic surgeons at New York Plastic Surgical Group (NYPSG) are dedicated to performing safe and effective procedures that increase confidence and enhance appearance. Our breast reduction specialists are experienced in helping patients suffering physical pain or emotional distress due to disproportionately large breasts. Breast reduction surgery can allow patients to feel more comfortable in their bodies and live a more active lifestyle. If you have considered breast reduction surgery, a consultation appointment at one of our conveniently located New York City offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, or Westchester can help you determine if breast reduction is right for you.
Some of our male patients also seek out breast reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia, which is a common condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in males. For individuals affected by gynecomastia, breast reduction surgery can create a flatter chest by eliminating excess fat, skin, or glandular tissue. Afterward, many men feel more comfortable wearing slimmer clothing or being in social settings such as the pool or beach.
Your Breast Reduction Consultation
A consultation appointment with an experienced plastic surgeon is the first step in the breast reduction process. During your consultation at NYPSG in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, or Westchester, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our plastic surgeons to learn more about breast reduction surgery and ask any questions that you may have. Your surgeon will assess your medical history, your general health, and discuss your goals and expectations for breast reduction surgery. If breast reduction surgery is the right choice for you, then your breast reduction surgeon will develop a personalized treatment plan designed for you.
How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Work?
Breast reduction surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia. The surgeon may begin with an anchor-shaped incision that extends from the nipple and areola to the crease beneath the breast. After removing any excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, the remaining skin is tightened and the breast, areola, and nipple are repositioned. In some cases, liposuction can be used to reduce the volume of the breasts. Breast reduction surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis and can take between two to four hours to complete.
Why Choose Breast Reduction Surgery?
Women choose to have breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons, ranging from physical pain caused by heavy breasts to a desire for a more streamlined silhouette. Some of the possible benefits of breast reduction surgery include:
- Relieve shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Increase ease and enjoyment of physical activities
- Reduce a top-heavy appearance to improve body proportion
- Boost confidence
- Allow clothing to fit better
- Alleviate skin irritation
- Improve posture
What Can I Expect During Breast Reduction Recovery?
Breast reduction patients will likely experience some swelling and bruising after surgery. Any post-operative discomfort can be alleviated with medication. During surgery, our surgeons use techniques that can reduce tissue trauma and minimize residual scarring. After surgery, you will be fitted with a temporary surgical bra to aid in the healing process and help optimize your results. Patients usually return to work and their normal daily activities after two weeks, though breast reduction surgery patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for at least three to four weeks.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right For Me?
If you suffer from physical discomfort due to heavy or pendulous breasts, if very large breasts prevent you from enjoying everyday activities, or if you would like smaller breasts for aesthetic reasons, then breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you. Candidates for breast reduction surgery are typically over 18 and are in general good health.
Do you have questions about breast reduction surgery? Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation with a New York Plastic Surgical Group plastic surgeon at one of our conveniently located offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Flushing, or Westchester.