Renowned New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, delivers natural-looking breasts to patients with gigantomastia or large and symptomatic breast with breast reduction surgery. Rothaus Plastic Surgery provides breast reduction surgery to patients in New York City, Manhattan, Westchester, the Upper East Side, and the surrounding communities in New York.
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
A breast reduction surgery reduces and reshapes the breasts by removing excess tissue, skin, and fat. This procedure can be done for both cosmetic and medical reasons as excessively large breasts can cause discomfort, skin rashes, back and shoulder pain, and other physical ailments.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
While it is not a rule, we recommend a breast reduction procedure be considered only after breast development has stopped. Ongoing growth, breast-feeding, and childbirth may all affect the size and shape of the breasts. A candidate for this procedure would include patients with:
- Excessively large breasts that are disproportionate to a person’s body
- Physical ailments and skin irritation caused by the weight of the breasts
- Physical restrictions on activities due to the weight and size of the breasts
- Grooves or indentations on the shoulders due to bra straps
What to Expect from Breast Reduction?
Depending on the patient’s preference and the initial consultation with Dr. Rothaus, a breast reduction often results in one to two breast cups smaller than the original size. During the first six weeks after surgery Dr. Rothaus will recommend using a sports bra to support the breasts. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but most patients can resume moderate work within seven to 10 days and physical activities, such as exercise, within three to four weeks after surgery.
What is the Breast Reduction Procedure?
Breast reductions involve three components:
- Re-positioning of the nipple and areola
- Reduction of the volume of the breast
- Reshaping of the skin
None of the procedures Dr. Rothaus commonly employs require separating the nipple from its underlying blood supply. Liposuction may rarely be used in conjunction with a breast reduction. There are three different parts to the incision during the procedure:
- An incision will always be made around the areola
- There is always a vertical incision starting at six o‘clock at the bottom of the areola
- There is often a horizontal incision making an “L“ or “T“ pattern
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Plan Your Procedure
Recovery Time: 10-14 days
Average Procedure Time: 2-4 hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Outpatient
Redefine Your Breasts Today
Breast reduction can be life-changing for many of our patients. This procedure will give you relief from pain and have you feeling comfortable in no time. Contact our office today if you suffer from excessively large breasts that hinder your physical activity or if you are considering a breast reduction. Rothaus Plastic Surgery provides breast reduction to patients living in New York City, Manhattan, Westchester, and nearby regions of New York.