Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction in New York City

Large breasts that don’t fit a woman’s body can cause pain and discomfort. With a breast reduction surgery by Dr. Ascherman, some of these issues can be alleviated for his patients. During an initial consultation in New York City with Dr. Ascherman, you will convey your goals for the desired results following your breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery may result in multiple improvements in your life, including:

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic rash under the breasts
  • Poor self-image
  • Difficulty fitting into clothing/bras

Why Should You Consider a Breast Reduction Surgery

During breast reduction surgery, Dr. Ascherman makes an incision around the areola that also extends the incision downward. In some women, the incision may also continue just above the lower crease of the breast. Excess breast tissue, skin, and fat are removed to obtain a more desired breast size. The nipple and areola are also repositioned. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat in the breast too.

The length of time that a breast reduction surgery will take depends on the patient, the size of her breasts, and the reduction technique being used. The entire process will take several hours. Recovery varies with each patient. Dressings are applied to the incisions and a surgical bra is worn for several weeks postop to provide support. A small drainage  tube is sometimes placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. Dr. Ascherman will give specific post-op instructions to follow after surgery. This can include information about medications, restricted or prohibited activity, and timing of post op visits. Some swelling may last for several months following surgery.

Ultimately, when you’re considering breast reduction surgery in New York, always seek out the help of an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman. To learn more about the breast surgery types he offers or to have your questions answered regarding breast reduction surgery, contact his New York office to schedule an informative consultation.