I often feel that a video can accomplish a lot more than a printed brochure. That’s why I’ve started making short videos where I talk about a certain plastic surgery procedure, and my patients seem to really like them. I describe if you’re a good candidate for that particular surgery, what happens during the procedure, what results to expect, and what the risks and benefits are. Since I’ve had a lot of patients come to me lately asking about breast reduction, I thought I’d make a video about it.
You can read what I talk about (here in this blog) or you can watch my short 2-minute video by clicking on the button below.
Would you like smaller (less painful) breasts? Breast reduction is a great option.
While breast augmentation surgery makes the breasts larger, a reduction makes them smaller. If you feel your breasts are too large and are uncomfortable, painful or cause backache problems, breast reduction can bring about dramatic, life-altering changes for you for the better.
Breast reduction does 3 things
- It repositions the nipple and the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple), moving it higher up on the chest—not removing it but just repositioning it while it’s still attached.
- It removes extra tissue. The amount that gets taken out really can vary. For some women it’s a pound, for other women it might be as much as 2 or 3 pounds.
- It removes extra skin. Once I’ve decreased the size of the breast, I shape the skin around it to give a higher and tighter appearance to the breast.
It’s important to know that with a breast reduction, if your symptoms are severe enough—neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain—it often will be covered by insurance companies. It’s a fairly common operation and usually covered.
Considering breast reduction?
Deciding to have breast reduction surgery is a big decision, impacting how your breasts look and how you will feel for the rest of your life. If you are thinking about this procedure and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your expectations. Then together, we will decide which options will bring you the beautiful results you’re looking for.
More information on breast shaping surgery
You might also find these pages helpful on my website:
- Breast Procedures
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Revision
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.