Each patient seeking breast reduction in New York with us receives an individualized surgical plan just for her. During our consultation, we take extensive measurements and prepare photos and drawings to guide us. We conduct a thorough examination to evaluate breast characteristics and health. And we have an open discussion about key objectives such as final size after surgery.
Of the very many breast procedures we perform for women in New York, breast reduction surgery may be the most rewarding for our patients. Women who have endured heavy, pendulous breasts for years find there’s nothing like the feeling of physical and psychological freedom breast reduction surgery can deliver. Suddenly, neck, back and shoulder aches are gone. Deep bra strap grooves and rashes disappear, and so does the pain of unwanted attention.
Our Breast Reduction Philosophy
When you come in for your appointment, we’ll map out a strategy for removing excess skin and breast tissue, elevating the nipples to a more youthful position and lifting the entire breast off the chest wall. We’ll make note of any fat deposits – such as in the front of the armpits or along the sides of the chest – that can also be removed during surgery. If your breasts are asymmetrical, we will address that as well.
Dr. Jacobs is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than thirty years of experience in breast reduction for men and women. His goal is to create natural-looking, proportional breasts that will enhance your lifestyle rather than hinder it.
Breast Reduction Overview
The procedure usually begins with an incision around the areola. For most patients, the incision continues down toward the fold of the breast – the classic “lollipop” incision. Some women require incisions extending underneath the breast, called “inverted T” or “anchor” incisions. Scars along the edge of the areola are almost invisible. Scars under the breast will be permanent, but they’ll fade over time and usually become barely noticeable.
A few women may be candidates for liposuction-only breast reduction, and some benefit from a combination liposuction/peri-areolar procedure. Dr. Jacobs will walk you through the options during your consultation and guide you to the choice that’s best for you.
Recovery from breast reduction surgery involves a few days of soreness and a week or two of some bruising and swelling. Most patients take pain medication for a few days, return to light work in a week or so and gradually add more strenuous activities over the next few weeks. Your new shape will be evident soon after surgery, but healing will continue over the next several months.