Breast Reduction Information

Women with excessively large breasts often receive unwanted attention, feel self-conscious, have difficulty finding clothes, and experience a host of physical problems related to the heavy weight on their chest.  Many suffer from back pain, skin irritation, and breathing problems which may limit their physical activity. We help women from Manhattan, Greenwich, Stamford, and the surrounding areas address these concerns with breast reduction surgery. We also perform breast reduction for male patients with gynecomastia.

The Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, skin, and fat so that a woman’s breasts are more in proportion to her frame.  As with all cosmetic plastic surgery, our patients consult with us prior to the procedure to help determine the surgical plan and the desired results.

Breast reduction surgery usually takes three to four hours to complete and is done under general anesthesia.  Prior to performing the procedure, we take detailed measurements of the existing breast dimensions. An “anchor-type” or modified pattern incision is often used to reshape the breasts and to correct any nipple malposition or asymmetry.  The excess tissue is then removed and the breasts are reduced to their desired size.  The new breasts are shaped and contoured as needed and the incisions are closed with fine sutures and surgical tape.  Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the armpit area, if necessary.

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After Breast Reduction Surgery

After surgery, the patient may experience pain for a few days to a week.  This is controlled with pain medication as needed.  A surgical bra or breast binder is worn to aid in the healing process and to minimize patient discomfort.  Most swelling and bruising generally subsides within one to two weeks.

Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a condition that affects 40 to 60 percent of the male population. Caused by many factors, gynecomastia can impact a man's self-esteem and make him feel self-conscious.

Fortunately, with male breast reduction surgery we can remove excess fat and tissue to provide men with the smooth, flat, masculine chest that they desire.

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia. During the procedure, we make a small incision at the edge of the areola. We then removes excess fat, tissue, and skin.  If necessary, we also perform liposuction. We then close the incision with fine stitches.

After Male Breast Reduction Surgery

After male breast reduction, patients may feel mild to moderate pain, which will be managed with medication prescribed by the doctor.  Stitches are typically removed in a week or two, and patients will wear a compression garment for up to two weeks to aid healing. Patients can generally expect recovery to take about a month.

Contact Our Practice in Greenwich near Stamford for a Breast Reduction Consultation

Breast reduction surgery allows our patients to overcome the social stigma and physical difficulties due to excessively large and heavy breasts.  Serving Greenwich, Stamford, and nearby areas, we welcome all individuals who desire breast reduction to contact our cosmetic surgery offices today and schedule a private consultation.

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Dr. Steven Fern is pleased to offer women of Manhattan, White Plains, Stamford, Greenwich, and nearby areas advanced breast reduction solutions. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about breast reduction surgery.

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