Arnold S. Breitbart, MD

Surgery for Breast Reduction in Long Island

One of the most common plastic surgery procedures among women is breast reduction. Long Island patients that want to alter the size of their breasts to conform to the rest of their body, turn to Dr. Arnold Breitbart, one of the area’s top surgeons, for this plastic surgery. Long Island plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Breitbart is preferred among patients for his extensive experience in body contouring and his precise surgical technique when performing breast reduction.
Long Island patients who undergo breast reduction surgery notice a significant improvement in their body contours as well as relief from back and shoulder pain. The best candidates for this procedure are in general good health that want to reduce the size of their breasts to match up better with their body size and may experience shoulder or neck pain from heavy breasts. For patients who desire this form of plastic surgery, Long Island surgeon Dr. Breitbart will discuss options in an initial consultation, going over the patient’s desired outcome, current health and medical history, as well as expected results.

Plastic Surgery: Long Island’s Dr. Breitbart

Dr. Breitbart performs plastic surgery in an accredited outpatient facility or at the hospital for breast reduction. Long Island patients typically receive general anesthesia for this procedure. It can take two to three hours for this plastic surgery. Long Island surgeon Dr. Breitbart creates a lollipop or T incision around the nipple that extends down towards the fold under the breast. After carefully removing excess breast tissue, he repositions the nipple and areola on the breast, creating a youthful appearance. After surgery for breast reduction, Long Island patients can return home accompanied by friends or family members.
In general, most patients can return to work within a week although strenuous activity should be avoided for at least six weeks after this plastic surgery. Long Island patients will experience some temporary lack of sensation around the nipple area initially and scarring that will fade over time. After plastic surgery, Long Island patients notice that they are able to fit into clothes better and have a more proportionate figure. Patients immediately look and feel much better from breast reduction. Long Island patients enjoy an enhanced quality of life with greater self-confidence post-surgery.

About Dr. Breitbart

  • Double Board Certified with 30 years experience
  • 5-Star Rating from hundreds of online Patient Reviews
  • Honored repeatedly by Castle Connolly as one of the top plastic surgeons in NYC
  • Named by Newsday as one of the top plastic surgeons on Long Island
  • Featured in Glamour, Allure, Self, Newsday and NBC news
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University
  • Medical degree from NYU School of Medicine

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