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
"I underwent a breast reduction in late November 2017. Dr. Suzann made me feel knowledgeable and comfortable with the surgery. I had some complications that were out of his control but his expertise and overall care were amazing. He met me in a snowstorm just to help me change a dressing! Dr. Suzann and his team provide remarkable patient care, above and beyond what is required."- L.H. / Google / Dec 24, 2017
"I cannot express enough how amazing my experience with Dr. Suzman & his team has been! He is truly a gifted surgeon. Thanks to Dr. Suzman & his team my reduction/lift was done beautifully, recovery was a breeze & the entire team has been so kind & supportive throughout the process. Look no further than Dr. Suzman for your surgical procedures."- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 18, 2018
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.