Breast Reduction
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Breast Reduction Surgery

What Is a Breast Reduction?

Also referred to as a reduction mammaplasty, a breast reduction is a surgical procedure whereby excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed from the breasts to make them smaller. A breast reduction in New York helps patients achieve breasts more proportionate to their bodies. Moreover, this procedure can ease discomfort and provide patients with increased self-confidence. It can also reduce the chances of advanced breast cancer, as women with larger breasts are at an increased risk.

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Breast Reduction Incisions

During a breast reduction in NY, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola of each breast to place them in the right position once the excess tissue, fat, and skin have been removed. The areolas usually remain attached; however, they may need to be removed and then reattached if you have particularly large breasts.

In addition to the incision around the areola, the surgeon will make another incision down each breast. This additional incision will provide space to remove excess tissue, fat, and skin. Aside from reducing the size of the breast, this enables the surgeon to reshape the breast according to your individual aesthetic goals. Depending on the size of your breasts, the surgeon may also have to make an incision in the fold of the breasts. It is worth noting that while the incision scars will fade, they do not disappear completely.

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Candidates for a Breast Reduction in New York and New Jersey

A breast reduction is popular among large-breasted women who suffer from the following issues:

  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Skin irritation underneath the breasts
  • Difficulty fitting into clothes and bras
  • Nerve pain

Breast reduction can also help women who have a poor self-image or who cannot perform certain activities due to the size of their breasts.

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Breast Reduction Consultation

During your breast reduction consultation, a board-certified plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and discuss your expectations to ensure that you achieve the results you have been longing for. They will then evaluate your overall health and review your medical record to ensure you are not at a higher risk of complications.

If you are in the NY or NJ area and are a good candidate for a breast reduction, your expert surgeon at Advanced Dermatology, PC will provide a detailed description of the procedure, its benefits, and any potential risks. They will then give you all the pre and post-operative guidelines to ensure your procedure is successful. This initial consultation is also an opportunity for you to discuss your questions and concerns.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

A breast reduction in New York and New Jersey involves surgery through incisions and, in some cases, liposuction to remove excess fat in the breasts. Before reshaping the breasts, they will remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. They will also reposition the areola to achieve symmetry between the breasts.

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Breast Reduction Recovery

Post-mammaplasty, breast reduction recovery can vary depending on several factors, including overall health and surgical technique.

Breast reduction recovery typically takes several weeks. Following surgery, you will be placed in bandages or a specialized bra to support the breasts as they heal.

You may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the first week of recovery. The swelling and bruising may continue to subside during the second week, but the final results may take several weeks to become apparent. By the end of the third week, the incisions should be healing well, and any sutures or staples will be removed.

The final results may take several months or even a year to fully develop. The breasts will continue to heal into their new shape during this time, and any residual swelling or irregularities should resolve. It is important to be patient and follow your surgeon’s recommendations for follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

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The risks associated with breast reduction are more or less the same as those of any major surgical procedure. The most common risks are infections, bleeding, and negative reactions to anesthesia. However, other risks include the following:


  • Loss of sensation in the areola
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Lack of symmetry between the breasts
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
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Schedule Your Breast Reduction Today

To find out if you are a good candidate for breast reduction in New York and New Jersey, contact Advanced Dermatology, PC today to book an initial consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We have state-of-the-art clinics located in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, and Bergen County.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How painful is a breast reduction?

The recovery process after a breast reduction can be uncomfortable. For the first couple of weeks, you may feel slightly weaker and have less energy. You may also experience some pulling or stretching in the breast area. Your surgeon will prescribe some pain medication for you to take for the following weeks after your breast reduction in order to alleviate any discomfort.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

Most clinics charge in excess of $5,000 for a breast reduction. However, breast reduction surgery costs vary according to the practice and the physician. During your initial consultation with Advanced Dermatology, PC, our surgeon will tell you how much your procedure will cost.

Do you lose weight after a breast reduction?

During a breast reduction, or mammaplasty, the surgeon will remove excess skin, tissue, and fat. As a result, you will lose weight during the procedure. However, the amount of weight you lose will depend on the size of your breast and the amount the surgeon will be removing. It is important that you maintain a healthy weight before and after surgery to ensure that your results remain the same.

Can you stop wearing a bra after a breast reduction?

After your surgery, your surgeon will ask you to wear a specific bra 24 hours a day. You will only be able to remove it when showering. After 6 weeks, you will be able to wear any bra you like as long as it does not have any underwire. Approximately 3 to 4 months after the surgery, you will be able to wear underwire bras again. While you do not have to wear a bra once you are fully recovered, doing so will allow you to maintain the results of your surgery by providing you with additional support.

Can I prevent breast reduction scars?

Breast reduction scars are very thin marks that, depending upon the incision type, can run along the breast crease, around the areola, and vertically from the nipple to the breast crease.

Breast reduction surgery typically leaves scars. The size and appearance of these scars can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s skin type, surgeon’s technique, and genetics. Most patients can minimize breast reduction scars by following post-procedure wound care instructions carefully.

While breast reduction surgery is designed to improve the patient’s confidence and quality of life, some patients experience significant scarring. Fortunately, there are numerous cosmetic dermatology treatments available that can significantly minimize the appearance of scars.

Can I see breast reduction before and after photos?

The ability to visualize breast reduction before and after the procedure is a crucial part of your decision to undergo surgery.

Breast reduction before and after images provide a visual comparison between a patient’s breasts pre- and post-procedure. The ability to see patients of different ages, body types, and skin types after having undergone surgery can be extremely helpful in the following ways:

  • It helps patients set realistic expectations.
  • Seeing the outcomes for a diverse population of patients can inspire confidence.
  • These pictures can serve as a powerful means of support and awareness for individuals considering or undergoing breast reduction surgery.

Please contact the helpful representatives at Advanced Dermatology, PC to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reduction. Before and after photos can be provided during your evaluation.

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