Whether you are unhappy with the appearance of overly large breasts, or suffer from chronic neck, back, and shoulder discomfort, breast reduction surgery can help you look and feel your best.
Breast reduction surgery isn’t just about reducing your bust by a cup size or two. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo creates a breast appearance that is also elegant, balanced, and feminine. He will spend considerable time with you before surgery to understand the ideal breast aesthetic you would like to attain, and develop a customized plan to help you achieve your goal.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, call Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care today at 845-565-7040 to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from across the Hudson Valley region, NYC, and surrounding areas from our New Windsor, New York office.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction, or mammaplasty, is a surgical breast procedure very similar to a breast lift. While simultaneously lifting the breasts, volume can be artfully reduced to provide the desired, more proportional bust. During the procedure, excess skin, tissue, and fat are removed, and the nipples are resized and/or repositioned to compliment the smaller breasts.
More than just an aesthetic adjustment, breast reduction surgery can help patients improve their posture, health, and quality of life. Women who undergo breast reduction surgery report some of the highest patient satisfaction ratings of all plastic surgery procedures.
Reduction Mammaplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. If you desire to improve your overall breast appearance and simultaneously reduce the volume to a better proportions with your body, breast reduction may be an ideal solution.
Am I a Good Breast Reduction Candidate?
You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, if:
- You are in generally good health
- You feel that your breasts are overly large and out of proportion with your body
- One breast is disproportionately larger than the other
- You have realistic expectations for your results
You are not a good candidate for breast reduction if you:
- Are obese
- Have an infection or severe illness
- Have a clotting disorder or a history of poor wound healing
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently stopped breastfeeding
- Have an abnormal mammogram or undiagnosed breast condition
The best way to find out if breast reduction surgery is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Fugo in a confidential consultation at our office. He will conduct a thorough assessment and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
What Are the Aesthetic Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
If you live with overly large breasts, you are already aware of the physical, emotional, and social challenges you face every day. If your breasts are too large for your body, it can create a number of comfort issues, in addition to an unbalanced appearance.
While the health benefits of reduction mammaplasty are significant, the aesthetic benefits of the procedure should not be overlooked. These include:
- Breasts that are more proportionate with your figure
- Higher, firmer, more youthful-looking breasts
- Improved symmetry for asymmetrical breasts
- Reduction of large nipples and stretched areolas
- Expanded wardrobe options, and clothes that look, feel, and fit better
- Bras fit more attractively and comfortably
- A more elegant and balanced silhouette
Your Customized Breast Reduction Procedure
The techniques used in your breast reduction surgery depend on the size of your breasts and your unique goals. When excess fat is the cause of overly large breasts, Dr. Fugo may use liposuction to reduce the volume of your breasts. In some cases, surgical tissue excision is necessary for a significant reduction.
The nipples are typically repositioned, and some patients include a breast lift with their mammaplasty to remove stretched skin and optimize their results.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Fugo, he will take time to discuss your goals, answer your questions, and explain all of your breast reduction options. Together, you will design a customized procedure that is tailored just for you.
Breast Reduction Recovery
You’ll want to take about 4-5 days off from work following your breast reduction. You will gradually be able to resume unrestricted activity over 6 weeks. You’ll need to limit your exercise routine for approximately 10 days.
Dr. Fugo will provide you with detailed pre and post-operative instructions prior to your procedure. He will monitor your recovery and explain when you can begin to incorporate more strenuous activities like running, swimming, and heavy lifting into your daily routine.