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Breast reduction aims to alleviate the physical and emotional discomfort caused by excessively large breasts. It is primarily sought by individuals experiencing chronic pain, posture issues, or self-esteem concerns due to overly or disproportionately large breasts. Dr. Z, our board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in performing breast reduction in Manhattan with skill and care.

Reduce Breast Size &
Restore Optimal Proportions

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of excessively large breasts and restore optimal proportions to the body. Also known as reduction mammaplasty, it is sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort, such as chronic neck and back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, or difficulty participating in physical activities. Moreover, breast reduction aims to address emotional distress and improve self-confidence.

Dr. Z skillfully removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the breasts, producing a more balanced and proportional appearance. The surgery can also involve repositioning the nipple-areolar complex to a higher position for an aesthetically pleasing outcome. By customizing the procedure to each patient’s unique needs and goals, Dr. Z helps individuals achieve a more comfortable and harmonious body contour.

Woman during exam for breast reduction in Manhattan

Reasons for Breast Reduction:

  • Excessively large breasts causing physical discomfort
  • Chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities
  • Skin irritation and rashes beneath the breasts
  • Difficulty finding well-fitting clothing and bras
  • Posture problems
  • Emotional distress and self-esteem issues

To learn more about the benefits of breast reduction in Manhattan, contact us today.

Breast Reduction Incision Options:

  • Anchor Incision: This incision technique involves creating an incision around the areola, vertically down the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease. It is suitable for significant breast reduction and allows extensive tissue removal and reshaping.
  • Vertical Incision: Also known as the lollipop incision, it involves making an incision around the areola and vertically down the breast. This method is appropriate for moderate breast reduction and provides a more limited scar pattern compared to the anchor incision.
  • Periareolar Incision: With this technique, the incision is made solely around the areola. It is commonly used for mild to moderate breast reductions and is associated with minimal scarring. This method may not be suitable for extensive tissue removal or reshaping needs.
  • Liposuction-only: In cases where excess breast tissue is mainly composed of fat, liposuction may be used as the primary technique. This approach involves making small incisions through which fat is suctioned out, resulting in minimal scarring.

The choice of incision technique is based on various factors, including the patient’s breast size, desired outcome, and the surgeon’s recommendation. A consultation with Dr. Z for breast reduction in Manhattan is essential to determine the most appropriate incision option for your needs.

The Details Of Your Breast Reduction Procedure

Pre-Operative Guidelines:

  • Schedule a consultation with Dr. Z to discuss your goals and expectations
  • Provide your medical history and disclose any medications or supplements you are taking.
  • Follow pre-operative instructions, such as avoiding certain medications or stopping smoking.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgical facility on the day of the procedure.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight on the night before your surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of the surgery.
  • Arrange for post-operative care and support during the initial recovery period.
woman after breast reduction in Manhattan

The Surgical Steps:

  • You will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Dr. Z will make the chosen incisions based on your needs and desired outcome.
  • Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin will be removed and reshaped.
  • If necessary, the nipple-areolar complex may be repositioned to a higher position.
  • The incisions will be closed with sutures, and bandages will be applied to protect the area.
  • You will be taken to the recovery area for post-operative care and monitoring.

For any questions about breast reduction in Manhattan, contact us today for an appointment.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Follow all post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Z for a smooth recovery.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed to manage any discomfort.
  • Wear a supportive surgical bra or a compression garment to promote healing.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise for the recommended duration of time.
  • Keep the incision sites clean and dry, following the specific care instructions provided by Dr. Z.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Z to monitor your healing progress.
  • Report any unusual symptoms, such as excessive pain, bleeding, or signs of infection.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise.
  • Be patient with your recovery process, as the swelling may take several months to subside.

Breast Reduction FAQs

What does the breast reduction procedure involve?

Breast reduction in Manhattan, also known as reduction mammoplasty, involves the removal of excess breast tissue and reshaping to achieve a more proportionate size and shape. Typically performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions, removes breast tissue, repositions the nipple-areola complex, and closes the incisions.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery carries some risks, including infection, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. Rare complications may include hematoma, seroma, or asymmetry. Please discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow all post-operative care instructions diligently to reduce the risk of complications.

How long is the recovery period after a breast reduction?

The recovery duration varies but generally spans 2-6 weeks. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few weeks. Most patients can return to light activities within a week and gradually resume regular activities within a month. Full recovery can take months.

Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

Yes, there will be some scarring after breast reduction in Manhattan. The extent and visibility of scars depend on the surgical technique used and individual healing. Dr. Z makes strategic incisions to reduce their visibility and provides detailed guidelines to help the scars fade away.

Are the results of breast reduction permanent?

The breast reduction results are generally long-lasting. However, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can impact breast size and shape over time. Please maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow Dr. Z’s guidelines to ensure the most enduring results.

Contact Dr. Z

Dr. Z is our board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive microsurgery. With a selective, boutique practice, Dr. Z provides a concierge-type service, focusing on personalized care for all patients. Located in a serene and discrete setting, Dr. Z invites you to schedule a consultation to discuss your breast reduction goals and learn more about the procedure. Take the first step toward a more comfortable and confident you by contacting Dr. Z for breast reduction in Manhattan today.

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