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Breast Reduction in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island

Many women wish they had larger breasts, but others wish that their breasts were much smaller. Large breasts place a strain on your body and can be cumbersome to manage. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, offers breast reduction surgery for women in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island who want to reduce the size of their breasts.

What is Breast Reduction?

Large breasts may be an advantage for some women, but women who have natural breasts that are significantly large experience painful symptoms and may feel uncomfortable with their bodies. Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin, tissue and fat to bring the breasts into a better proportion with the rest of the body. Women who have the surgery feel that they have a more attractive body style.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction has physical and emotional benefits. Women with large breasts may experience shoulder, neck and back pain caused by the pendulous shape of their breasts. Indentations in the skin and infections under the breast crease are common. These women are also at a higher risk for developing back problems and arthritis due to the extra weight of the breasts that must be carried by their bodies. On an emotional level, extremely large breasts makes it difficult for a woman to find clothing that fits properly, and she may feel self-conscious in every type of situation.

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who understand the risks and benefits of the surgery. You will have a significant scar after the surgery, so this should be a consideration.

What Should I Expect from Breast Reduction?

An anchor incision is the most common technique used for breast reduction. Dr. Baldenhofer may also use liposuction to refine the tissue removal. The surgery is performed in our certified in-house surgical suite, and you should be able to go home the same day.

Recovery takes time, so we recommend that you have a friend or family member stay with you for the first week. You may notice a loss of sensation in the breasts and nipples. This is a short-term side effect for most women. Recovery from breast reduction takes three to six months on average.

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Cost in Manhattan?

Breast reduction may be covered by your medical insurance if the surgery is performed to alleviate physical symptoms. We are able to review your coverage and cost after your consultation. For your convenience, we offer several payment options, including cash, check, credit card and CareCredit® financing.

Women who have breasts that are too large for their frames understand the many disadvantages of this body style. Breast reduction surgery helps by removing excess tissue and skin to fit the breasts better to the body proportions. If you are interested in breast reduction surgery in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island, contact us to schedule a free personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD.

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*Individual results may vary.