Breast Reduction in New York, NY
Reduction Mammaplasty in NYC
Disproportionately large breasts can overpower a woman’s figure and cause physical pain and emotional problems.
Large and heavy-breasted women often struggle with neck, back, and shoulder pain, bra strap indentations, skin chafing, infection, and the inability to perform activities like jogging or sports.
Additionally, women with large busts often feel ostracized due to their breast size. Whether in school, the workplace, or out on the town, many women feel as though their breasts are all that a person can see, and it isn’t easy to shine through that.
A breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) can balance your breasts with your body shape and alleviate the issues you’ve faced due to macromastia (abnormally large breasts).
Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?
New Look New Life has a strong team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons dedicated to providing the highest caliber of care and treatment to all of our patients. As a boutique cosmetic surgery practice in New York, we see patients of all types, ages, and demographics. We customize all of our cosmetic procedures to ensure that your surgery is safe, your results are beautiful and natural looking, and your experience is one you will remember with the most positive of feelings.
From your pre-operative breast reduction consultation to after your post-operative appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery is performed on women to:
- Reduce the weight of overly large breasts
- Reshape the newly reduced breasts
- Tighten and raise the breasts (with the assistance of a breast lift)
- Resize or reposition the nipple-areola complex
- Reduce breast-related back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Prevent shoulder grooving from bra straps from worsening
- Prevent under-breast chafing and skin infections
- Alleviate emotional insecurities resulting from a large breast size
- Improve posture by balancing out proportions
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Debilitating pain and discomfort from overly large breasts can impact your ability to participate in sports and wear certain types of clothing.
Many women are self-conscious of their large breast size, and breast reduction can alleviate many — if not all — of these symptoms.
Breast reduction can be useful for women of any age with fully developed breasts. Women should be in good overall health with no pre-existing conditions that impair the healing process.
We also offer male breast reduction for men with gynecomastia, in which breast tissue is overdeveloped, causing enlarged breasts and sensitivity.
What Is Discussed During My Breast Reduction Consultation?
Since your breast reduction is customized to your needs, a consultation with your board-certified surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to your surgery’s success.
During this meeting, your surgeon will:
- Discuss your goals for your breast reduction
- Evaluate your skin condition
- Take photos
- Explain your surgical options
- Recommend any combination procedures
- Develop a realistic surgical plan
Your breast reduction surgery in New York will be scheduled shortly after your in-office consultation.
If you think you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.
How Can I Personalize My Breast Reduction Surgery?
The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts perform every breast reduction according to their patient’s specific needs. Breast reduction usually takes between two and four hours to complete. This outpatient procedure will be performed at our Manhattan surgical center.
What Is the Anchor Incision?
Breast reduction surgery is usually performed using the anchor (inverted-T) technique. This involves a series of incisions that run around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and across the inframammary fold (breast crease beneath the breast).
Excess breast tissue is removed from the top and sides of the breast to reach the ideal size and shape.
Your cosmetic surgeon will then reposition and center the breast tissue and nipples to achieve a youthful, lifted placement.
Breast reduction is a safe and effective way to reduce breast size permanently.
Should I Combine My Breast Reduction With a Breast Lift?
Breast reduction surgery is almost always performed in combination with a breast lift when there is significant volume reduction. Breast lift surgery uses the same incisions as a breast reduction and is performed to tighten the remaining breast tissue and remove excess skin.
Together, these breast enhancement surgeries allow for a lighter, more compact, lifted, and firmer breast appearance.
What Are Your Concerns Regarding Breast Reduction?
What Will My Breast Reduction Recovery Be Like?
You can rest in our comfortable post-operative suite before going home with a friend or family member. You will need help for the first 24 to 48 hours, and we are available to answer any questions or concerns during your recovery. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at all times.
We understand that our Manhattan patients have busy lifestyles and schedules, and you will likely be able to return to work after week one. You will need to get plenty of rest and avoid putting a strain on your new breasts. Avoid bending, stretching, lifting, and running until told otherwise.
You will have a follow-up appointment at New Look New Life Surgical Arts the day after your breast reduction and again one week later. Bruising, swelling, and scarring will fade over the following weeks and months, and nipple sensation will return gradually.
Is Breast Reduction Painful?
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain during surgery. Any post-operative discomfort can be alleviated with a prescription or over-the-counter pain medication like TYLENOL®.
Will My Breast Reduction Leave Scars?
Some scarring will be concealed in the darker pigment of the areolas, while others will fade over time. Most women find that dealing with breast reduction scars is far better than the physical and emotional discomfort of overly large breasts.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost in New York?
At New Look New Life in Manhattan, breast reduction starts as low as $9,500. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.
This price will include anesthesia fees, facility and operating expenses, recovery garments, and your surgeon’s fees. The cost of your breast reduction also includes all follow-up visits during recovery.
We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your breast reduction in New York.
What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery?
How should I prepare for my breast reduction?
Your cosmetic breast surgeon will review your pre- and post-operative instructions during your consultation. These will include quitting smoking and avoiding medications that thin the blood (such as NSAIDs, aspirin, Advil®, Aleve®, and some herbal supplements) for at least 10 to 14 days.
You will also need to arrange for time off of work and your daily obligations.
When will I see the results of my breast reduction?
Many of our breast reduction patients are thrilled with their smaller, firmer, and more proportionate breasts. Your results will be noticeable right away, and as you heal, you’ll continue to notice and enjoy the freedom of smaller breasts.
You will be able to wear clothing that wasn’t an option before and enjoy activities that were previously painful and limited due to your large breasts.
Are there any risks associated with breast reduction surgery?
You are in experienced hands with New Look New Life’s board-certified cosmetic surgeons. However, there is a risk of potential surgical complications.
These complications include:
- Reactions to the anesthesia
- Prolonged wound healing
- Changes in sensation
- Numbness of the nipples
Aesthetic complications include:
- Poor scarring
- Breast asymmetry
You can reduce your risk of these and any other potential complications by following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions.
Can I breastfeed after breast reduction?
Breast reduction involves the removal of tissue surrounding the milk ducts. Therefore, it is very possible that the ducts can be damaged during the procedure, thus limiting your ability to breastfeed. While this is not a problem for every woman, it is a potential complication.
If you want to breastfeed after your breast reduction, please discuss your plans with your breast surgeon.
Will my breast reduction be permanent?
Breast reduction results are permanent, but weight gain, pregnancy, and other factors can impact your breast size in the future. Some patients may need or want a breast lift, later on, to address breast drooping and sagging that occurs with age and body changes.