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Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammaplasty in NYC

Sometimes bigger is not always better. Women with breasts that are disproportionately large in comparison to the rest of their body often struggle with physical problems and emotional issues. As a female cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Karlinsky will work with you, one-on-one, to achieve a more balanced figure without sacrificing your sexy and feminine silhouette.

What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce breast size. Patients choose breast reduction surgery for both cosmetic and physical reasons.

Is a breast reduction right for me?

Often, women with very large breasts suffer from debilitating back and shoulder pain. You may feel inhibited in your ability to participate in sports or other activities. It may also be difficult to wear certain types of clothing comfortably. Whether you’re self-conscious about your breast size or you would like relief from the excess weight of your large breasts, Dr. Karlinsky can help. Women can have breast reduction surgery at any age, though it is best to wait until the breasts are fully developed.

Dr. Karlinsky is also sensitive to the concerns of her male patients and is also highly skilled in male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery.

How soon can I have a breast reduction?

Your breast reduction surgery will be scheduled shortly after your in-office consultation with Dr. Karlinsky.

When will I see the results of my breast reduction?

Your smaller, firmer breasts will be noticeable immediately after surgery. As you heal, you will continue to enjoy the freedom of smaller, more proportionate breasts, which includes increased comfort when physically active and the opportunity to explore a whole new wardrobe.

How should I prepare for a breast reduction?

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.

How is a breast reduction performed by Dr. Karlinsky?

During the procedure, Dr. Karlinsky will remove excess breast tissue from the top and sides of the breast through a series of incisions. Once the desired size and shape are achieved, she will reposition the center breast tissue, areola, and nipple as a whole to achieve a lifted appearance.

How long does a breast reduction take?

Breast reduction surgery takes approximately 3 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after a breast reduction?

An overnight stay is not needed. After the procedure, you will rest comfortably in our suite before returning home with a relative or friend for assistance.

How long does recovery take?

Once home, you will need some help to be sure you don’t strain your new breasts. Bending, stretching, lifting, and running should be avoided. You will return to Dr. Karlinsky’s office for follow-up the day after surgery and again a week later. In the weeks and months following surgery, your scars will begin to fade and nipple sensation will gradually return. While some scars will remain, they are well hidden by clothing.

How soon can I start exercising after a breast revision?

You may resume exercise within 7-10 days of surgery.

What are the breast reduction risks?

Breast reduction surgery with Dr. Karlinsky is very safe and produces highly pleasing results. Surgical risks include infection, bleeding, and poor scarring.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast reduction results last?

Breast reduction surgery is permanent, though factors such as weight gain and pregnancy can have a significant impact on breast size in the future. Some patients opt for a breast lift procedure later in life to address the results of aging.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

At New Look New Life, breast reduction surgery starts as low as $9,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky. The cost of your breast reduction will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast reduction in New York.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction patients are thrilled with their smaller, firmer, and more proportionate breasts. Click here to see what they’re saying.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky is a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results she is able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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