If you are unhappy with the appearance of your large breasts, or are tired of uncomfortable symptoms such as back pain, poor posture, or difficulty breathing, you may benefit from a breast reduction procedure. In NYC, Dr. Kwan is an experienced and respected plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of successful breast reductions.
What is a breast reduction?
During a breast reduction procedure, tissue and fat are removed and the skin is tightened to produce a smaller, more proportionate breast.
Why choose breast reduction?
Pain and discomfort are often the top reasons for breast reduction surgery, but there are others. In many cases, large breasts draw unwanted attention which can make women feel uncomfortable. Breast reductions are often a great way for patients to take back their confidence and be proud of their body.
Who can get a breast reduction?
The ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery is a woman with large or oversized breasts who is experiencing pain, medical problems, social discomfort, or low self-esteem. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not undergo breast reductions.
During the consultation process, we will discuss details and risks to give patients realistic expectations about the recovery and results of breast reduction surgery.
What are the different types of breast reduction?
There are different techniques that can be used during a breast reduction surgery:
- Traditional – Ideal for extremely large breasts, typically has more visible scars.
- Vertical Incision – Also called short scar, this is ideal for women with moderately large breasts.
After a breast reduction, patients will have swelling, bruising, and soreness that lasts for several days. Physical activity and exercise should be avoided for several weeks during recovery.