Breast Reduction On Long Island
Feeling More Comfortable in Your Own Skin
When many people think of cosmetic breast surgery, implants and procedures
that make breasts larger and fuller are usually the first things that
come to mind. However, having large breasts is not always a good thing.
Overly large breasts can do a number on your body, causing chronic back
pain, affecting your posture, limiting your physical activities, and even
increasing self-esteem issues. If you are interested in reducing the size
of your breasts to enhance your self-image or alleviate pain or health
problems, then contact the expert team at Island Plastic Surgery. Our
surgeons have over 30 years of experience in breast reduction procedures,
combining the latest tools and techniques with a true dedication for high-quality
care to help you achieve your ideal body image.
Thinking about reducing your breast size? For a consultation,
contact Island Plastic Surgery today!
What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
A breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a form of plastic
surgery that removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to
achieve your ideal breast size. Breast reductions are performed after
the breasts are fully developed and usually take only 1-2 hours to complete.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Women with large breasts often experience a variety of medical problems
and self-image issues, but breast reduction surgery can actually help
increase their quality of life by:
- Alleviating pain in the back, shoulders, neck, and joints
- Relieving stress on your joints and decreasing your risk for arthritis
- Reducing skin irritation, abrasions, and rashes caused by bra straps digging
into your shoulders
- Improving posture
- Enhancing body image
- Decreasing the risk for respiratory complications
- Allowing for a more active lifestyle
Before beginning the procedure, the surgeon will administer general anesthesia
to ensure maximum comfort. Incisions are made in inconspicuous locations
such as around the nipple, under the breast, and along the infra-mammary
crease. The number of incisions depends on the extent of the procedure.
Then, the excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. A breast lift
can also be done at this time if you so desire, which involves shifting
the nipple and areola to a higher position. Otherwise, the nipple and
areola are placed back into the normal position. The surgeon will close
the incisions and apply compression bandages to complete the procedure.
Following breast reduction surgery, your breasts will be covered with gauze
and supported with a surgical support bra. Small tubes may be placed at
the incision sites to drain excess blood or fluid, but those will be removed
after 1-2 days. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about 2 weeks,
so you can take pain medications and apply cold compresses to help minimize
discomfort. Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks.
You should be able to resume normal physical activity in 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Potential surgery risks:
- Breast asymmetry or irregularities
- Reduced sensitivity or loss of sensation in the nipples
- Excessive bleeding
- Uneven areolas
- Difficulty breast-feeding
- Blood clots
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia or surgical materials
Lighter breasts are within your reach! Call our West Islip office at (631)
485-2353 or Mineola at (516) 531-7871 for a consultation.