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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




  • 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.


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 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.


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

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!”


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.

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June 1st, 2020

Dear Patients,

We are currently open to see patients in person. But due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please wear a mask when coming in for your consultation or follow up. We also are still offering complimentary Virtual Consultation using various apps like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp for your comfort and safety upon request.

Please call our office at (929) 505-2060 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your in-person or online consultation.

Stay safe,
William Lao, MD



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