Larger breasts aren’t always better, especially when they cause physical or emotional distress. When you have disproportionately large breasts, you may consider breast reduction surgery. Jean-Paul Leva, DO, at Leva Medical in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City, perform breast reduction procedures for women to reduce discomfort and improve proportions. Call the office or request your breast reduction appointment online today.
Breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess breast fat and glandular tissue (glands that make breast milk) in women with disproportionately large breasts.
Leva Medical is a premier cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine practice. The cosmetic surgeons offer many treatments to help their patients reach their beauty goals.
In addition to breast reduction surgery for women, the surgeons also perform male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia, also called gynecomastia repair. Gynecomastia is enlarged male breast tissue.
The cosmetic surgeons at Leva Medical determine if you’re a candidate for breast reduction surgery after a consultation. They may consider you a candidate if your large breasts cause back or shoulder pain, discomfort during exercise, or grooves in the shoulders from your bra strap.
The experts at Leva Medical customize your breast reduction surgery plan to match your needs and goals. They may use various techniques to improve the shape and proportion of your breasts, such as:
During liposuction, your surgeon uses a cannula (thin hollow tube) to suction out the excess breast fat to improve breast size, shape, and contours. However, the procedure works best for women who need only a slight to moderate change in breast size.
For a vertical breast reduction, the surgeons make two incisions, one around the areola and a second vertically from the areola to the crease of skin under the breasts.
Through the incision, your surgeon removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. They also lift the breast and improve the positioning of the nipple.
For women who need a significant breast size reduction, the Leva Medical surgeons may recommend an inverted-T breast reduction. The procedure requires three incisions to maximize the removal of excess tissue.
They also lift the breast and move the areola into an aesthetically pleasing position.
You can expect some pain and swelling following your breast reduction surgery, especially during the first few days of your recovery. Most women return to work and resume light activities within a week, but you must refrain from exercising for up to four weeks.
When large breasts cause physical or emotional pain, it’s time to consider breast reduction. To discuss the procedure with the experts, call Leva Medical or request an appointment online today.