Many women are unhappy with the appearance of their large and pendulous breasts. They can cause psychological as well as physical problems throughout life if not addressed. Large, disproportionate breasts may draw unwanted attention that can affect a woman’s self- esteem and make her comfortable with her appearance. Heavy breasts can cause physical symptoms as well. Back and neck pain, poor posture, bra strap grooving, and hand numbness may all relate to enlarged breast size. Large breasts may also cause rashes, yeast infections, and ulcers where the breasts rub against the chest wall, especially in the summer months.
Breast reduction surgery removes fat, and glandular tissue from the breast while tightening skin to produce smaller breasts that are more comfortable and in healthier proportion to the rest of the body. The breasts are lifted to a higher position, the size of the areola is proportionately reduced, and the breast is returned to a more youthful and balanced shape. Breast reduction is highly successful helping patients regain confidence and enjoy a renewed self-image by creating a more balanced shape.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Schwartz will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations for surgery, as well as your options for your chosen procedure at his practice in New York City. This discussion is important in helping patients achieve the precise results they desire since each procedure is fully customized for each individual patient.
Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women in good general health with disproportionately oversized breasts that cause physical pain or a cosmetic deformity unresponsive to weight loss. Women must not be pregnant or breastfeeding while undergoing this procedure.
Medical insurance may cover this surgery if the problems caused by large breasts (back, neck, and shoulder pain, skin rashes etc.) are not amenable to conservative treatment. Most insurance companies have specific guidelines and documentation requirements to obtain approval. These can be discussed in further detail during your consultation.
The breast reduction procedure is performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia and takes about two to three hours, depending on the techniques used and each patient's individual case. There are several different techniques that may be used for this procedure. They all address the excess breast gland, skin, and low nipple position. After evaluating your breasts, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options with you at his practice in New York City.
After the breast reduction procedure, patients will likely experience soreness, swelling and bruising for several days. Physical activity should be limited for one to two weeks, while exercise and other strenuous activity should be avoided for at least two to three weeks. Sutures are usually buried and dissolve.
As with any surgery, there are risks and complications. These include scarring, bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, asymmetry, and changes in breast sensation and will be discussed in detail during your consultation.
The results of the breast reduction procedure are noticeable immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside. Scars will continue to fade with time and are concealed by a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.
If you are interested in learning more about Breast Reduction in New York City, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.
Inverted, or indented nipples, are caused by tight, foreshortened breast ducts. Although they are often subtle, they can easily cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. Many women suffer in silence because they are unaware that this is a treatable condition. Some are born with the condition others develop it at puberty or following breast feeding. Fortunately, there are several minimally invasive methods that are used to restore the nipple to a more natural position. During an indented nipple procedure, Dr. Schwartz releases the ducts that tether the nipple inside the breast. Once these foreshortened ducts are released, the nipple everts and is held in place with absorbable sutures. This procedure is an outpatient procedure, typically performed with a local anesthetic. Sedation can be used at the patient’s discretion. Most patients resume their normal activities within a week and do not need to miss a day of work.
If you are interested in learning more about an Inverted Nipple procedure in New York City , call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.