Large breasts can be a big problem, both physically and psychologically. Oversized breasts dominate a woman’s appearance and make her look top heavy and even overweight in some cases. In addition, they can be quite a burden, causing neck and back pain, postural distortion, difficulty breathing, crease irritations, and difficulty exercising. Excessive breasts are also a mental burden leading to stares, rude comments and unwelcome attention.
Dr. Nadelson performs breast reduction to reduce and reshape large breasts. An oversized areola (the dark pink skin around the nipple) can be made smaller. Breasts will still fluctuate in size afterwards, increasing with weight gain, birth control pills, or pregnancy.
Breast reduction gives women a lighter feel as well as look and often provides the motivation and freedom to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Breast Reduction Procedure
Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed and re-draped through incisions made vertically (and sometimes horizontally) along the natural contour of the breast to firm up and shape the breast. The nipple and areola attached to the underlying tissue are moved to a higher, more aesthetic location. It may impair the ability to breast feed. When breasts are extremely oversized, it is sometimes necessary to completely detach and relocate the nipple. The procedure takes 3 to 4 hours.
Breast Reduction Recovery
Sterile guaze dressings and a soft bra are worn. Medication controls the discomfort for a few days after surgery and patients are up and around in a day or two. Swelling and bruising usually subsides in a few days and patients usually return to work in about 2 weeks. Scars fade overtime and because they are around and below the nipples, they should not be noticeable in clothing. Typically patients may return to work or school in 1 to 2 weeks and resume full activity in 6 weeks.
In your consultation with Dr. Nadelson, he will provide you with a price estimate that is based on factors specific to you as a patient. During your consultation, you may also wish to ask about the financing options available, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadelson, Contact his office at (212) 500-2163.