Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to decrease breast size and it is often performed on women who suffer physical discomfort as a result of large and heavy breasts. After having a breast reduction procedure, patients enjoy relief from a life of back and neck pain caused by their large breasts. Additionally, many patients enjoy an array of wardrobe choices that were never available before due to their large bust sizes.
Dr. Arnold Breitbart performs breast reduction surgery with minimal scarring at his Long Island and New York City facilities, keeping the scar well concealed around the areola and under the breast. During surgery, Dr. Breitbart removes excess fatty tissue and repositions the areola to create a smaller and shapelier breast.
Patients are typically able to return to work within one to two weeks, but should avoid strenuous exertion for about a month. Breast reduction surgery can often be combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck.
Post-surgery, most patients are able to enjoy a number of activities in which they haven’t previously been able to participate, such as sports and exercise, without the limitations imposed by having large breasts.
Most insurance companies will cover breast reduction when the breasts are very large, and there is associated upper back, neck, and shoulder pain. After your consultation, Dr. Breitbart will contact your insurance company to determine whether your particular case would be covered by insurance.
Most patients are back to work within 1-2 weeks. Some patients return to work in even less time.
Dr. Breitbart usually performs a vertical breast reduction, which minimizes scarring. Most patients have a scar around the areola, and a scar going down the breast towards the fold. This avoids creating an additional long scar along the lower fold of the breast.
Large breasts certainly can cause back and neck pain. After breast reduction, patients experience a dramatic relief of their upper back, neck, and shoulder pain, and find it much easier to engage in physical activity and sports.