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Intro TO PROCEDURE


PROCEDURE SCHEDULE

Surgery

  • Time: 2-3 hours
  • General Anesthesia

Recovery

  • Ambulate the night of surgery
  • Shower 2 days after surgery 
  • 3 to 5 days off work

Restriction

  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming

WHY BREAST REDUCTION?

Breast reduction is not as common in Asia, but it is actually one of the most frequently performed breast surgeries in the United States. Most ladies who seek breast reduction not only have a breast size that they dislike, they also present with symptoms of shoulder pain, neck pain, and rash underneath large pendulous breasts. Many studies and my personal experiences have shown that breast reduction procedure really is the most effective method in relieving these symptoms comparing to conservative treatments like physical therapy and customized bras.

 

HOW IS IT DONE?

Breast reduction surgeries often use principles from breast lift (mastopexy) procedures. The incisions are similar to those seen in breast lifts but with an additional goal of taking out a planned amount of breast tissue to reduce the overall weight. Breast reduction also lifts the position of the nipple and has the same lifting effect as in a breast lift procedure plus weight and size reduction. The enlarged nipple and areola can also be reduced at the same time.

 


SURGical approacheS

Degree of Breast Drop

 
 

Incision Placement

 
 

CASE STUDIES

 
 

PATIENTS' REVIEWS

 

A, 26, TV Program Director, African American, New York, USA

"I've always had pretty large breast since middle school and they always made me feel uncomfortable. Eventually I started to grow into them, but during college I gained a significant amount of weight and they doubled. I was probably a 36C in high school and jumped to a 36DD after. While everyone said I should be thankful, I didn't feel that way at all. It was difficult to wear certain shirts, dress and buy coats. I ended up losing about 20lbs and my breast size decreased to a 36D, but I had a ridiculous amount of loose skin and my breast sagged really bad. I started looking into breast lifts and reductions around 22 or 23 years of age and finally, at 26, I found the right doctor at Lenox Hill for a reasonable quote. I've had over four consultations and Lenox Hill's Dr. Lao is probably one of the best surgeons I've met. He made me feel so confident and comfortable and he took his time with me. Any questions I had or information I needed, he provided. My surgery was on Friday, but I'm already pleased with my results. No one's breasts are perfect, but he truly worked magic!"

 

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