What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to remove excess breast tissue, including glandular tissue, fat, and skin in order to improve the appearance of the breasts and to alleviate pain associated with breasts that are out of proportion or overly large. Sometimes the breast is also lifted and the the appearance of the areolas (the areas around the nipples) can also be improved during the same procedure.

Patients with large breasts often experience physical and emotional discomfort, distress, and pain due to the weight or shape of their breasts. Some physical activities are more difficult or impossible with larger breasts, as well as some social activities, sports, and even wearing certain clothes. Women may also desire an aesthetic improvement to their breasts in order to  gain more confidence in themselves or be happier with their body shape. Breast reduction surgery helps resolve these health problems and helps to fulfill these aesthetic improvement goals.

Breast Reduction Consultation in NYC

Dr. Albert is a top-rated board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reduction procedures in NYC. Conveniently located in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Albert consults with patients from the New York City area as well as those traveling from out of state.

During your consultation for breast reduction,  Dr. Albert will listen to your concerns and examine you while establishing your customized treatment plan for optimal results. You will discuss the areas of concern desired results.

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Have questions about a procedure? Meet with Dr. Albert today for your free consultation.


Breast Reduction Procedure and Recovery

Dr. Albert will typically remove tissue and tighten skin to produce achieve your goals, whether it be to reduce the size and weight of the breasts, improve your proportions, or otherwise improve the appearance and size of your breasts. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take up to a few hours to complete. 

Average recovery time is about a week. You will be asked to wear special bandages and/or a surgical bra. You should also avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for several weeks.

Advantages of Breast Reduction

  • Reduced size breasts may help alleviate chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • You may feel that it is easier to perform certain activities
  • Your self image will usually improve
  • Your breasts will usually be lifted and firmer
  • Your breasts will usually be lighter and easier to manage
  • Your clothing will usually fit more attractively and comfortably
  • Your silhouette will usually be more balanced and attractive

Explore your options for Breast Reduction in NYC by using the form below, or by phone at (212) 203-8623

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