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Breast Reduction New York City

Breast reduction, more common in the Western world than in Asia, is a procedure to reduce the size of the breasts. It is not only cosmetic but also reconstructive to relief symptoms from large and heavy breasts.

Breast Reduction


Conveniently located to Serve New York City



  • Time: 2-3 hours
  • General Anesthesia


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


  • 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming


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  • A, 26, TV Program Director, African American

    A is a 26 year lady who suffered constant shoulder and neck strain from the large breasts she was given with. Most of her bra has to be custom made and she complains the lack of selection and design of those bra. Having done many homework in the past, she asked many good questions regarding details like reduction of areolar size, amount of weight she would like to lose, and the new cup size she would like to be.


    *Individual results may vary.

At our NYC practice, breast reduction surgery is very common. For many women, breasts are an important aspect of their identity. Their shape and size often determine how a woman feels about her self-image. But that’s not all. The size of a woman’s breasts can also affect how they feel on a daily basis.

Dr. Lao strives to deliver the best breast lift in NYC and places patient safety as his top priority.

For some women, oversized breasts can pose a large problem while performing normal day-to-day activities. They can cause bodily pains and make it difficult to move around comfortably.

What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction is a plastic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. While the techniques used to perform the surgery vary depending on a patient’s individual needs, the procedure itself requires the removal of glandular tissue and excess skin.

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.

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 from Dr. Lao not only have a breast size that they dislike, they’re also present with symptoms of shoulder pain, neck pain, and rash underneath large pendulous breasts.

Many studies and Dr. Lao’s personal experiences have shown that breast reduction procedure really is the most effective method in relieving these symptoms compared to conservative treatments like physical therapy and customized bras. A breast reduction can:

  • Relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain.
  • Increase activity and improve physical fitness
  • Improve a woman’s self-image

Are You a Candidate for Breast Reduction?

In order to be considered a candidate for breast reduction surgery, potential patients must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Lao. Ideal patients are women who are currently struggling under the weight of heavy breasts that limit their mobility and cause pain to the back, neck, or shoulders. You should also be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Dr. Lao will cover the details of the procedure in more depth during your consultation.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in NYC?

The cost of a New York City breast reduction varies from patient to patient depending on their unique needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Lao will meet with you in his Manhattan office, analyze your bodily contours during your consultation, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Once a plan of action has been developed, he will go over the cost of your breast reduction.

We also offer financing options through CareCredit to help make payments more affordable.

Schedule Your Consultation

Many of Dr. Lao’s New York City breast reduction patients find the procedure benefits their lives. If you’re interested in learning more about breast reduction, contact our office to schedule your consultation. Dr. William Lao is a renowned double-board-certified plastic surgeon in both the United States and Taiwan. He’s dedicated to provided patients with individualized care and stunning results they can carry with confidence. He’ll guide you through every step of the process and help you on your journey to a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing life.

SURGical approacheS

Degree of Breast Drop

Different Degrees of Breast Ptosis: Normal to Severe Droopy Breasts. Last Image Shows a Special Type with Glandular Ptosis but Nipple still in Good Position.

Incision Placement

Incision around the Areola Only

Vertical and Areola Incision Only

Inverted T and Areola Incisions Together


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!"

Your Breast Reduction procedure will be performed by Dr. Willam Lao in New York.


Every surgical procedure and aesthetic treatment we offer is specifically tailored to satisfy the unique needs of the individual. When you come in for a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Lao, he can find the perfect aesthetic approach that provides you with your ideal results.