Breast Reduction Specialist

Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics

Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics located in Midtown West, New York, NY & New Hyde Park, NY

Body image varies from person to person, and while some women pursue larger breasts, others would prefer a reduction in their chest size. The team at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics in Midtown West, Manhattan, and New Hyde Park in Long Island can give you comfort and confidence via breast reduction surgery. To book your first consultation for a breast reduction, call your nearest New York City office or book your appointment online today.

Breast Reduction Q & A

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction is a surgery that makes your breasts smaller. During breast reduction surgery, your surgeon makes an incision around your nipple and removes some of the fat, tissue, and skin from your breasts, often using liposuction. 

Depending on how much tissue is removed, your surgeon may reattach the nipples into higher or more symmetrical positions. They might also reduce your nipples’ size in order to be more consistent with your reduced breast size. 

After breast reduction surgery, many patients report some relief of their chronic back pain. Many patients also say that they feel that their body looks more proportionate or that the surgery restored their confidence.

Why might I need a breast reduction?

There are several reasons why both men and women inquire about surgery. You might be interested in getting a breast reduction if:

  • You get a rash or chafing under your breasts
  • You have indentations on your shoulders from your bra straps
  • The weight of your breasts causes constant pain in your back or shoulders
  • Your clothes don’t fit properly because of your breasts
  • Your breasts restrict your mobility
  • You have a poor self-image related to your breast size or proportions
  • You’re a man and feel that large breasts make you look more feminine than you’d prefer

In some cases, breast reduction surgery is covered by insurance. If insurance doesn’t cover your breast reduction surgery, the Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics team can help you set up an affordable payment plan through Prosper®.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery increases many patients’ body image and everyday comfort, but it isn’t a good idea for everyone. Your surgeon helps you analyze the benefits and risks of the surgery in your case and evaluates your medical history to see if you’re a candidate. 

You are a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Aren’t obese
  • Are generally healthy
  • Don’t mind the possibility of permanent surgical scars
  • Can feasibly take time off work to recover from your surgery

Your surgeon may advise you to postpone the surgery if you’re trying to lose weight or if you intend to give birth in the future. 

If your breast size makes you uncomfortable physically or emotionally, don’t hesitate to book a consultation for breast reduction surgery at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics today, by phone or online.