The Breast Reduction Center of NYC located in Manhattan, NY, specializes exclusively in breast reduction plastic surgery. Breast reduction surgery is a highly successful and in-demand procedure. The best in class plastic surgeons at the Breast Reduction Center of NYC also endeavor to restore a woman’s sense of femininity and natural beauty by restoring the breasts to a more elevated, youthful, and aesthetically pleasing shape that is balanced with the patient’s body.
Before I choose a doctor to do my breast reduction surgery I extensively researched who was the best in the country to do this procedure. Dr. Blechman’s name consistently rose to the top. I eventually traveled from Washington DC to NYC for my breast reduction and it was definitely the best decision. His bedside manner coupled with his remarkable skills validated my decision. Dr. B, his staff, and my final results are beyond exceptional. ~ RealSelf
Will my medical insurance cover breast reduction surgery? Some insurance companies cover some or all the costs of breast reduction surgery if surgery is being performed to relieve back pain, skin problems, or other medical problems caused by large or heavy breasts. We are more than happy to check your coverage for you during the time of your consultation or feel free to fill out our secure online Breast Reduction Insurance Verification Form.
What does my breast reduction consultation entail? You and the best in class NYC board certified plastic surgeon will discuss your goals and he will explain what can realistically be achieved. The plastic surgeon will take into account your unique anatomy when determining your new breast size – to give you the best possible aesthetic cosmetic result for your specific body shape. The plastic surgeon will show you more before-and-after breast reduction photos of his (more than what is included on this website) or his work. You may also wish to share photos with Dr. Blechman to demonstrate what you like and do not like. Your medical and health history will also be discussed. Your breasts will be examined thoroughly to determine the most effective surgical approach. The surgeon will go over the anesthesia to be used, the procedure, what results might realistically be expected, and possible risks and complications. You may be asked to get a mammogram or other necessary medical testing prior to surgery.
After my breast reduction am I still a patient of the Breast Reduction Center of NYC? Yes. For all breast reduction plastic surgeries our patients will have an email address, the office number, and a direct phone number for the plastic surgeon. We respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – immediately.
What methods does the plastic surgeon use to perform breast reduction surgery? There are two main incision methods used by our plastic surgeons when performing your breast reduction surgery:
- Lollipop incision: located around the areola, then extending from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease
- Anchor incision: lollipop incision with an additional incision made in the breast crease
In certain situations, liposuction around the breasts, lateral chest wall, or armpits may be added to the procedure. This will be discussed during your consultation.
What is the length of time required to perform a breast reduction? The Breast Reduction Center of NYC specializes in breast reduction and performs hundreds of these surgeries each year, so the procedure is very reproducible and easy for the plastic surgeon. The approach is safe, expedient, with quick recovery time, minimal pain, and few complications. Typically, a breast reduction can be performed in under 2 hours, and sometimes in as little as 1.5 hours.
What is the expected recovery time after a breast reduction? Typically, if there are no unexpected complications, the “fast-track” recovery is quick. Patients should expect to be moving around immediately after surgery and are instructed to engage in light activities such as cooking and walking. Laying in bed all day is absolutely not permitted as it could cause a blood clot to form! There are no movement or positional restrictions so patients can sleep however they wish and put their arm over their head without any limitations for taking on and off clothes. The only rule is to not engage in any strenuous activity and not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for the first two weeks. After two weeks patients can begin resuming their preoperative activity routine, such as going to the gym. Typically patients take one week off from work or school, but many return sooner.
Will I have a scar from getting a breast reduction? The appearance of scars after breast reduction plastic surgery will largely be determined by the surgical technique used by the NYC plastic surgeon during your procedure. The plastic surgeon uses a minimally invasive technique that minimizes the appearance of scars. These scars will fade over time but will never completely disappear. It is important to understand that all breast reduction techniques require incision of the breasts and incisions result in scars. There are, however, techniques that the best in class board certified NYC plastic surgeon can employ to keep scarring to a minimum or ensure that scars are located where they are less likely to be seen. There is simply no breast reduction technique that is “scarless”.
Is there a lot of pain after breast reduction surgery? No. This pain is easily controlled with Tylenol-type products. This pain is easily controlled with Tylenol and non-narcotic medications. At the Breast Reduction Center of NYC, an innovative and unique approach to pain management has been developed, setting the practice apart from others across the country. Over one hundred breast reductions have been performed without the need for post-operative narcotics; the positive medical, social, and economic impact of this forward-thinking protocol has been well received by all patients.
Following surgery, the best in class NYC board certified plastic surgeon makes himself always available to all his patients. He ensures that his patients are given full instructions on their post-operative care, but he understands the security in knowing that he can be reached at any time if his patients need any additional support.
The Breast Reduction Center of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each patient from the initial breast reduction consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients comes with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class board certified/board eligible plastic surgeons and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final surgical outcome. As best in class top rated breast reduction surgery specialists, we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a breast reduction surgery consultation please feel free to contact us:
Breast Reduction Center of NYC
800A 5th Ave
Floor 3, Suite B
New York, NY 10065