About Breast Reduction
Breast reduction is a common surgery that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman often performs to help women who are suffering from overly large and heavy breasts. Enlarged breast tissue can cause extreme pain and discomfort, resulting in the need to have their size reduced, which can be achieved through a breast reduction surgery. The excess breast tissue will be removed and the remaining tissue will be lifted and reshaped to help present a smaller and more asymmetrical bust line that looks as natural as possible. Dr. Suzman will schedule a one-on-one consultation with each of his patients at WESTMED Group's Westchester, NY or Greenwich, CT office to discuss individual needs and goals for the best outcome possible.
Transgender Breast Reduction
A transgender breast reduction procedure (FTM) is a surgical option that Dr. Suzman proudly provides to his patients who are seeking female to male transformations. During this particular breast reduction procedure, most of the breast tissue is removed in order to diminish the appearance of the breasts. The nipple and areola are then reconstructed and the nipple is placed in a different location to ensure a masculine look is achieved. The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours to perform and can be done as an outpatient operation. Patients should be able to return to work after 1 week and then resume physical activities in around 6 weeks following the surgery.
Board-certified Dr. Michael Suzman offers his patients an innovative alternative to breast reduction surgery based on their needs and body type. The "sports reduction" is a small breast reduction with limited incisions (lollipop incisions) for patients whose breasts are not quite as large as typical breast reduction candidates but who still suffer from heavy breasts during physical activities they love such as running, tennis, yoga, dance, etc. This is a less-invasive procedure due to the smaller incisions that are made, allowing the recovery time to be significantly less than a traditional breast reduction procedure. The best way for patients to determine what option is the most suitable for them is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Suzman at WESTMED Group in Westchester County, NY or our Greenwich, CT office in Fairfield County.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Dr. Suzman performed a breast reduction on me a few weeks ago, and him and his team have changed my life. They are all so sweet, caring, understanding, patient..there is nothing bad to say about them! They made me feel comfortable and knowledgable about my procedure and even sometimes when i was feeling low and scared they were so supportive. Dr. Suzman is a great surgeon as well - even though I'm only 2 weeks into my recovery my breast look amazing and its all thanks to him! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Suzman and WestMED for any plastic surgery!"- S.B. / Google / Oct 18, 2016
"Great Surgeon!! - Thank you Dr. Suzman for all you have done for me!!I would recommend him to anyone who needs a plastic surgeon. My doctor suggested I see him when I asked for the best surgeon for breast reduction. The surgery was really life changing. Dr. Suzman and his staff spent so much time with me, answering questions, going over photos. My recovery was really easy and I was back at work in 10 days. I really look and feel so much better."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 24, 2010
"Highly recommended - Dr. Suzman came highly recommended to me when I first considered having a breast reduction. Upon meeting him i immediately felt comfortable with my decision and my choice to use him as my surgeon. His bedside manner was incredible and he made sure to answers any and all questions myself (or my family) had both before and after the surgery. I am extremely happy with my results and couldn't have asked for a better experience!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 08, 2012
"Dr.Suzman is such a compassionate and caring doctor. He made me and my husband feel so totally at ease every time we would talk to him. I had breast reduction surgery 2 weeks ago and bounced back so quickly it was amazing! The swelling is going down more and more each day, and my breast look better than I could of ever hoped for. I will be going back to Dr Suzman for addtl procedure in a couple of months. Dr Suzman and his staff made me feel that I was more then just a patient, and not alot of doctors and their office staff do that! That was very important to me to feel so at ease. I would definately recommend Dr.Suzman to my family and friends. Thank you Dr. Suzman for taking such great care of me."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 15, 2011
Do I Qualify?
Breast reduction is appropriate if you experience:
- Disproportionate breasts to the body
- Painfully heavy breasts
- Bra strap grooves in the shoulders
- Limitations on activity
- Slumped posture
What to Expect
During a reduction mammaplasty, the surgeon will skillfully remove excess skin and tissue before re-contouring the breasts. The surgeon can choose to implement these incision patterns:
- Incision around the circumference of the areola
- Vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast line
- Horizontal incision on the breast line
Liposuction may also be used to safely remove excessive tissue in the breast and will minimize scarring as it requires a much smaller incision. It also reduces the risk of losing nipple sensation and discoloration of the areola due to poor blood flow during surgery. The surgeon will discuss the difference between the techniques and help you determine which is best for your needs and goals.
After breast reduction surgery, you may feel immediately lighter, due to the amount of tissue removed. After the surgery, you should wear a compression bra to support the healing process for the first couple of weeks. You will also be given post-operative care instructions and you can pre-schedule your follow up appointments to help you stay on track during your recovery process. You will need to rest for at least 7-10 days before returning to work. Regular physical activities can be resumed within 6-8 weeks. In some patients, it may take a year for nipple sensitivity to return to normal.
Plan Your Procedure
Freedom From Pain
Imagine living with lighter, more proportionate breasts that allow you to be comfortable in your clothes. Relieve your neck, shoulders and back of the aching from carrying around extra weight. Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation to learn more about breast reduction surgery.