Five Towns Plastic Surgery New York
Marcel Scheinman, M.D., F.A.C.S
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When Bigger Isn’t All That Great

Many women end up going through breast augmentation surgery as a means of enhancing their appearance. However, while some might make the decision to increase their breast size, there are others that may benefit more from a breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery in New York removes excess skin and tissue in the breasts to reduce their size and reshape them. The areola might also be altered in this procedure. The main goal of the surgery is to help alleviate any health problems you might be dealing with from having breasts that are too large for your body. From resolving back problems to boosting your self-confidence, breast reduction surgery in New York can help in more ways than one. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable when exercising or performing ordinary chores, let New York plastic surgeon Dr. Marcel Scheinman help you transform your life today.

Will a Breast Reduction Work for My Pain?

Breast reduction surgery in New York is often done to improve the weight, shape, size and firmness of your breasts. Normally, women opting to have the surgery done fall into one of three categories:

  • To reduce any limitations imposed by having larger, heavier breasts in terms of sporting activities. Certain activities can be awkward and painful for women with larger breasts.
  • To reduce physical discomfort. Larger breasts can cause skin irritation, neck pain, back pain and problems with your posture. Heavy breasts are constantly pulling on a woman’s bra and leaving indentions in their shoulders.
  • To change your appearance and gain confidence. If your breasts aren’t proportionate to your weight and height, they can be somewhat embarrassing. Young women and teenagers who have larger breasts are often uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit because of their larger breasts.

What is the Breast Reduction Surgery Like?

To remove the skin and tissue from the breasts, Dr. Scheinman will make an incision in the breast. Once the excess skin and tissue is removed, sutures are used to close the incision site. At times, the areola and nipple might have to be repositioned.

Depending on the situation, liposuction is sometimes used in conjunction with breast reduction surgery. If the majority of the breast is composed of fatty tissue, and there isn’t an issue with excessive amounts of skin, liposuction might even be all you need to reduce your breast size.

The surgery is often done in either a surgical center or a hospital using a general anesthetic. On average, the surgery takes about three to five hours to complete. You normally don’t have to worry about staying overnight. If the reduction isn’t as extensive, you might only need a local anesthetic.

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What is Breast Reduction Recovery Like?

Right after the surgery is completed, a thin gauze is applied over your incisions. An elastic bandage is used to wrap your breasts. In certain instances, a small tube might have to be inserted into both of your breasts to allow the fluid and blood to drain for a couple days after the surgery. Sutures are removed in a week or two.

During the first couple days following your procedure, you might experience some degree of pain. A mild discomfort can last for upwards of a week. Medication can help you handle the pain. Bruising and swelling is common for several weeks after the surgery. To help reduce swelling and promote the healing process, a surgical bra is often worn around-the-clock.

Within a few weeks, you can go back to your normal activities, unless there is heavy lifting involved. Avoid engaging in any vigorous exercise for about a month. Make sure to wear a bra that provides your breasts with ample support. Over the course of time, the scars from the surgery will fade away.

Dr. Scheinman is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon who has helped countless women in similar situations as you. Women who have this procedure done end up feeling amazing and benefit both physically and mentally. Not only does it reduce the size of the breasts, but it makes them lighter, firmer and more proportionate. Physical pain from larger breasts is no longer an issue or is significantly reduced. Even though the results are considered to be permanent, weight gain, pregnancy and weight loss can cause them to change shape again in the future.

Breast Reduction in New York City

To find out more information about breast reduction surgery, speak to Dr. Scheinman and the team of professionals at Five Towns Plastic Surgery.