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Daniel Y. Maman, MD FACS

Breast Reduction

When a woman’s breasts are too large, they can cause an assortment of issues including the development of rashes, significant back pain, poor posture, and emotional distress. Reducing the size of the breasts can help to combat these health concerns, as well as create an improved aesthetic proportion. Many women who struggle with enlarged breasts seek opportunities for plastic surgery in New York.

What is a Breast Reduction?

Dr. Maman will work with the patient to address the oversized breast(s), medically known as macromastia, by removing excess fat, tissue, and skin. He will transform the breasts to a more proportionate size that complements the patient’s body. The procedure results in more confidence, better mental health, less pain, and a more relaxed day-to-day life that allows for increased mobility. Breast reduction is an aesthetic surgery with one of the highest rates of patient satisfaction in our practice and universally.

Candidates of all ages can benefit from breast reduction surgery. Many patients are quite young and even in their late teenage years. If a patient’s breast size has been maintained for at least six months, they may be a candidate for surgery. Younger patients tend to benefit equally, if not more, as they avoid years of the typical back and neck pain that older patients have endured. The best candidates for surgery are healthy, non-smokers who understand the process and have realistic expectations for their experience with plastic surgery in New York.

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The Procedure

Dr. Maman will discuss your goals, questions, and procedure in great detail during your consultation and preoperative appointments. He will conduct a physical examination during your initial visit and will address your medical and surgical history to have a comprehensive understanding of your needs.

Dr. Maman will discuss your treatment plan and identify realistic and reasonable goals. A breast reduction is often accompanied by a breast lift procedure in order to achieve the patient’s desired aesthetic goals, which Dr. Maman will discuss with you in your consultation.

The operation requires a series of incisions and, therefore, general anesthesia. Dr. Maman will typically place these incisions around the center of the breast at the areola, and possibly under the breast depending on the patient’s needs. Scarring will naturally occur but will be hidden and likely diminish as time goes on. Any scars will be managed following Dr. Maman’s post-procedure protocol, ensuring an optimal experience with plastic surgery in New York.

The nipple, although still bound to essential bloodlines and nerves, is repositioned on the newly-created breast. Dr. Maman will remove any excess fat and tissue, lifting and reshaping to the desired size. In some cases, Dr. Maman may use liposuction to aid in the reduction of fat.

Results and Recovery

The results from the breast reduction surgery will be immediate. After breast reduction surgery, you will notice the decreased breast size, even with inevitable swelling. Dr. Maman will give you all the necessary information for at-home care to help support a quick and successful recovery. You will receive dressings at the incision sites, as well as a compression garment that will support the breasts and ease swelling during the healing process.

Dr. Maman will also prescribe any necessary medications or ointments, discuss drainage care if necessary, and recommend appropriate post-op appointments. Most patients will start to feel better and active within one week, but the total recovery time takes an average of four to six weeks. The operation does require a special compression bra to be worn for up to one month after surgery.

After recovery, patients tend to have an overall improved quality of life. Aside from visible results with reduced breast, areola size and improved shape, patients also enjoy decreased pain in their back, shoulders, and neck. Daily life resumes without previous limitations, noting improved mobility, feeling more comfortable in different types of clothing, and an overall boost in self-confidence.

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