Breast reduction surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of a woman’s breasts. Women who have large breasts often suffer from problems such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as skin irritation beneath the breasts. Breast reduction surgery is performed to help alleviate these symptoms. There is a variety of different techniques used to reduce and reshape the breasts, and these will be discussed during your consultation with the doctor. In young women, if the breasts are not too large or too saggy, liposuction alone may be an option. In larger breasts, however, there is usually too much extra skin. Therefore, some of the skin will need to be removed, and the nipple will need to be repositioned upward. This usually involves an incision around the nipple, another vertically from the lower edge of the areola to the crease under the breast, and in the breast crease. Most women who have this procedure feel an immediate relief from the discomfort in their back, neck, and shoulders and are pleased with their decision to undergo surgery.
If you think you would benefit from a breast reduction, please call TriBeCa Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation at (212) 571-5200 or fill out our online contact form today.