Westchester NY Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast Reduction in Bedford Hills New York
Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammaplasty) can do wonders to restore confidence in women who are unhappy with the appearance of large breasts. Women who experience back pain or poor posture due to large breast size also turn to breast reduction surgery to alleviate discomfort and/or achieve a breast size that is proportionate to their body.
Breast reduction surgery at our comfortable, fully equipped surgery suite in Westchester, NY (near Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Katonah, etc.) can help to improve your self-confidence and restore freedom to participate in certain activities. Westchester board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim, is an expert in all types of breast surgery including breast reduction.
He is a published author who has written at length about many women’s issues including plastic surgery, diet, and exercise. He has helped thousands of women achieve their breast reduction surgery goals with excellent results. Breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is commonly covered by insurance. Dr. Kim’s office will be happy to work with you to try and obtain coverage under your particular insurance plan.
Breast reduction surgery can help address:
- Low-hanging breasts and stretched skin
- Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
- Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
- Deep grooves in the shoulders caused from bra strap pressure
- Poor posture
- Restricted activity
- Difficulty fitting into bras and clothing
Breast reduction surgery involves removing excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. An anchor-shaped incision is made from the new location of the nipple down to and around the crease beneath the breast. Dr. Kim reshapes the breast using skin from around the areola before closing the incisions with stitches. Laser liposuction can assist in removing excess fat from the underarm area as well as the breasts themselves. Scars fade with time and are easily concealed by a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.
Dr. Kim is a caring and devoted plastic surgeon. He would be happy to meet with you in a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs regarding breast reduction. This procedure may also be combined with a breast lift. Go here to read about breast lift procedures.
Breast Reduction FAQs
Q. Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
The best candidate for a breast lift is someone who is in good health who wishes to reduce the size of her breasts. Patients should also have realistic expectations and understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.
Q. What are the most common benefits of breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery can help alleviate persistent back or neck pain. After the post-op period, women who were restricted in their physical activity because of large breasts can now enjoy a more active lifestyle with more frequent exercise and may also be able to fit into clothing that was previously difficult.
Q. Is there usually pain during a breast reduction procedure?
There is no pain since this procedure, which usually takes 2-3 hours, is performed under general anesthesia.
Q. Is there much pain after breast reduction surgery?
Mild to moderate pain due to initial swelling and bruising is common for the first few days following surgery but can be managed with OTC or prescription pain medication.
Q. How long does it take to get back to normal after breast reduction surgery?
The recovery period ranges from several days to a week or two, depending on each individual case. Exercise is usually resumed within 2-4 weeks.
Q. What is the long-term outcome like for most people who have breast reduction surgery?
Most breast reduction patients experience less discomfort, a more youthful appearance, an increase in confidence, and a more active lifestyle.