Breast Reduction

Female Breast Reduction in NYC

breast-reductionReferred to as a mammoplasty by those in the medical community, a breast reduction helps women in NYC with large, or pendulous breasts who are experiencing pain and discomfort, as well as the contributing factor for other various of medical issues. Women with larger breasts may also attribute a greater feeling of being self-conscience over unwanted or unsolicited attention. The procedure removes extra fat, tissue and skin as well as reshapes and lifts the breasts. There are multiple reasons women opt for a breast reduction. Most common is to relieve straining back and neck pain. New mothers also frequently visit Dr. Steinbrech’s New York City practice for the breast reduction procedure due to unpredictable effects on the breast shape or size after childbirth and breastfeeding. Whatever the reason may be, you are in good hands at our clinic.


The breast reduction begins with multiple incisions being made by the surgeon. The first is around the areola, the dark portion around the nipple. Next a vertical incision is made from the bottom of the areola to the crease under the breast, in a “T” like formation. The third and final incision follows the natural curve of the breast crease. Once these steps are completed the surgeon can now remove the excess tissue. In certain cases liposuction may also be done in the underarm portion. The final step is for the areola to be made smaller and higher, to be proportional to the patient’s new breast size.

Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery in NY

Females and moms of any age may have breast reduction surgery performed by our mommy makeover specialist; however, it is recommended waiting until after the breasts have fully developed to undergo this procedure.

You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have any of the following problems:

  • Are physically and psychologically healthy
  • Experience neck, back, or shoulder pain
  • Have heavy, sagging breasts
  • Have realistic expectations of the procedure
  • Have breasts that are fully developed
  • Breasts that are too large for your body size
  • Have difficulty with exercise and physical activities due to large, heavy breasts
  • One breast that is larger than the other

Post Surgery

Breast reduction patients are carefully monitored after surgery. Dr. Steinbrech suggests that woman lay on their backs to avoid adding unnecessary pressure to the smaller breasts. Six weeks after surgery your chest will be extremely sensitive. Patients usually return to light activities 5-7 days after the procedure. After one week bruising will lessen and after three weeks so will swelling. It is vital to wear a support bra during the first three or four weeks after breast reduction surgery for tissue to heal properly and for the new breasts to remain shapely. Incisions will heal and fade for up to 6 months but never completely disappear.


Recovery and Results

Our female breast reduction patients in NY can expect anywhere from 2-3 weeks for breast reduction recovery. Some bruising and swelling may occur after your surgery, but in most cases swelling will subside at the end of this period. Moms may resume normal everyday activities within days and can usually return to work within several days provided that their occupation does not involve any heavy lifting.

After a breast reduction procedure, more youthful breasts are visible immediately. Breast reduction scars will be noticeable at first, but they will fade over time. Results will be long lasting for our mommy makeover patients and will be relieved from physical limitations and the pain caused by overly large breasts.

Contact us for female breast reduction surgery

At NY Mommy Makeover, breast reduction surgery for females is performed by our plastic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech. He has received special training in breast surgery and is experienced in breast reduction techniques. Please contact our practice, serving the NYC area, to schedule your no-obligation consultation with our doctors to learn more about how this procedure may be able to improve your appearance and quality of life.