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average cost of breast reduction in nyc

The average cost of breast reduction in New York City is between $5,000 and $8,500. The procedure is performed under general anesthetic and may require one or two days of recovery time. The surgery takes about two hours to perform.

Breast reduction surgery is considered cosmetic by many insurance companies and therefore not covered by the insurance company. However, if the patient has a medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or a spinal deformity that causes back pain, then insurance companies may consider it a medical necessity and cover it as such.

In order to get an idea of how much your breast reduction will cost you will need to do some research on your own and even then there is no way to know for sure without actually getting estimates from several surgeons in your area who perform this procedure regularly.

average cost of breast reduction in nyc

Breast Reduction in New York, NY

Disproportionately large breasts can overpower a woman’s figure and cause physical pain and emotional problems.

Large and heavy-breasted women often struggle with neck, back, and shoulder pain, bra strap indentations, skin chafing, infection, and the inability to perform activities like jogging or sports.

Additionally, women with large busts often feel ostracized due to their breast size. Whether in school, the workplace, or out on the town, many women feel as though their breasts are all that a person can see, and it isn’t easy to shine through that.

A breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) can balance your breasts with your body shape and alleviate the issues you’ve faced due to macromastia (abnormally large breasts).

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREAST REDUCTION?Breast reduction surgery is performed on women to:
    • Reduce the weight of overly large breasts
    • Reshape the newly reduced breasts
    • Tighten and raise the breasts (with the assistance of a breast lift)
    • Resize or reposition the nipple-areola complex
    • Reduce breast-related back, neck, and shoulder pain
    • Prevent shoulder grooving from bra straps from worsening
    • Prevent under-breast chafing and skin infections
    • Alleviate emotional insecurities resulting from a large breast size
    • Improve posture by balancing out proportions

What Are Your Concerns Regarding Breast Reduction?

  • WHAT WILL MY BREAST REDUCTION RECOVERY BE LIKE?You can rest in our comfortable post-operative suite before going home with a friend or family member. You will need help for the first 24 to 48 hours, and we are available to answer any questions or concerns during your recovery. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at all times.We understand that our Manhattan patients have busy lifestyles and schedules, and you will likely be able to return to work after week one. You will need to get plenty of rest and avoid putting a strain on your new breasts. Avoid bending, stretching, lifting, and running until told otherwise.You will have a follow-up appointment at New Look New Life Surgical Arts the day after your breast reduction and again one week later. Bruising, swelling, and scarring will fade over the following weeks and months, and nipple sensation will return gradually.

At New Look New Life in Manhattan, breast reduction starts as low as $9,500. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

This price will include anesthesia fees, facility and operating expenses, recovery garments, and your surgeon’s fees. The cost of your breast reduction also includes all follow-up visits during recovery.

We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your breast reduction in New York.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery?

About Breast Reduction in NYC

Overly large breasts can have a negative impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Many women have been teased or objectified due to their breast size. They may have also suffered back and neck pain due to the weight of their breasts, often to the point that it is difficult to engage in daily activities. Finally, women with large breasts often have a difficult time choosing flattering clothing because their breast size is out of proportion with the rest of their body.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. This is one of the most gratifying surgeries performed by plastic surgeons due to its positive impact on patients’ lives.

Deciding to Have a Breast Reduction

Unlike many other plastic surgery procedures, patients who are seeking breast reduction surgery in NYC are ready! They are tired of the emotional and physical consequences of large breasts. They’ve dreamed of a breast reduction for years (sometimes decades). Their goal is to find a surgeon who can create smaller breasts that will be comfortable, beautiful and proportional to their body.

The first part of the breast reduction process is a comprehensive consultation in our NYC office. Dr. Naidu will get to know you and your goals for the surgery. Some women have a specific cup size in mind; others are focused solely on reducing their neck and back pain. For women involved in sports, reducing their breast size can decrease the physical stress on their bodies and improve their athletic performance.

During your consultation, you will need to tell Dr. Naidu about your medical history and your use of medications, nicotine, alcohol or supplements. She will want to know about any previous surgeries, including surgeries on your breasts. If you plan to become pregnant or breastfeed in the future, Dr. Naidu will explain the impact that motherhood will have on your breasts, so that you can make an informed decision about breast reduction surgery.

Dr. Naidu will conduct a physical examination of your skin and the soft tissue of your breasts. She will document the emotional and physical issues related to your large breasts. These may include deep grooves in your shoulders caused by bra strap pressure, skin irritation under your breasts, and difficulty sleeping. Dr. Naidu will also measure the base width of your breasts and the amount of existing breast tissue. These measurements will be used to plan your surgery and determine the ideal size of your breasts.

Breast reduction surgery takes between two and three hours and is performed in a NYC ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Naidu prefers using general anesthesia so that you will be completely comfortable during the surgery.

The evening prior to surgery, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight. This ensures that you have an empty stomach prior to surgery, which is very important for your safety.

You will meet with Dr. Naidu immediately before your breast reduction. She will make several marks on your breasts for use during surgery, as well as answer any additional questions that you may have.

Once you are under anesthesia, Dr. Naidu begins the surgery by making careful incisions. The location of the incisions is determined by your anatomy and the amount of tissue being removed.

Activity Following Breast Reduction Surgery

Light activity is encouraged following surgery, but heavy lifting, exercise, and sexual activity should be avoided for two weeks.

Many of Dr. Naidu’s patients are strong, independent women who are reluctant to ask for help. These patients need to understand that breast reduction is real surgery and that some level of post-surgical assistance will be required. We strongly recommend that you create a plan to take care of yourself and your family, so that you can focus on your recovery.

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The patient that seeks breast reduction and lift often complains of back pain, and shoulder pain, as well as breast pain. There are often skin changes in the breast fold due to the constant pressure on the skin. However, the complaints are usually deeper than the skin. Patients who have large breasts that are out of proportion to the rest of the body have limited clothing options and difficulty exercising. In some patients, this can alter a woman’s self-image.

Complications of Breast Reduction Surgery

During your consultation, Dr. Naidu will explain the risks of breast reduction surgery so that you can make an informed decision. As with other surgeries, the risks of breast reduction include bleeding, infection and scarring. In addition, some women experience a loss of feeling in their nipples or breasts, although this usually resolves with time.

Complications from breast reduction can be mitigated by choosing a skilled surgeon, providing a thorough medical history, and carefully following your pre-operative and post- operative instructions.

Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery in NYC

Breast reduction is generally covered by insurance plans. Our staff will work with you to obtain insurance approval by helping to document that more conservative measures (such as physical therapy, support bras or skin creams) did not resolve the physical discomfort created by your large breasts. If you have any documentation from outside providers, such as chiropractors or physical therapists, please bring this with you to your initial office visit.

Breast Reduction Surgery For Very Large Breasts

Very large breasts can be associated with both health and emotional issues. In addition to feeling self-conscious about their breast size, women may experience back, neck, and shoulder pain, rashes beneath the breasts, and indentations on the shoulders from their brassiere straps. Some women are extremely self-conscious of the size of their breasts, and may have difficulty finding bras and clothing that fit properly. Breast reduction surgery removes excess glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. The areola, which is the pigmented skin around the nipple, is also reduced in size. The goal is produce breasts that are smaller, lifted, and more proportional to the patient’s body.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Naidu, she will discuss with you your desires and expectations from surgery. This will involve a complete medical history and an examination of the breasts and lymph nodes.  Patients over 35 years of age are requested to obtain a baseline mammogram prior to surgery.

The Techniques Used For Breast Reduction

The techniques used for breast reduction involve either an anchor incision (the incision encircles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast) or the vertical short scar incision (incision line around areola and vertical line downwards only). The particular technique selected depends upon both the amount of breast tissue to be removed and your individual measurements. With both techniques, excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin are removed and the nipple-areolar complex is moved into its new position. The skin from both sides of the breast is then brought down and draped over the lifted and reshaped breast. In most cases, the nipple-areolar complex remains attached to its blood vessels and nerves. However, if the breasts are very large or pendulous, the complex may have to be completely removed and grafted into a higher position. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes between two and three hours to perform. Surgery is performed in an outpatient facility, and patients are able to return home the same day.

Following surgery, the breasts may remain swollen for several weeks, although most patients report minimal pain. Most sutures placed are dissolvable and will not require removal. Patients are advised to take one week off work. An underwire bra may be worn four weeks after surgery. Light activity including walking is permitted the day following surgery, and strenuous activity is permitted two weeks following surgery.

When to Consider a Breast Reduction

You are a good candidate for a breast reduction if you are physically healthy; do not smoke; your breasts limit your physical activity; you experience back, neck, or shoulder pain secondary to the weight of your breasts; you have indentations from your bra straps; you note skin irritation beneath your breasts; your breasts hang low and have stretched; your nipples rest below the breast crease when unsupported; and/or you have enlarged areolae.

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