Breast Reduction

in New York

Breast Reduction

Having large breasts can be a source of pain and discomfort for many women. It’s not only the aesthetic factor of finding clothes and undergarments that fit properly, it is also the back, neck, and shoulder pain that can significantly impact your health and wellbeing.  The excessive moisture, rash and reactive skin changes under the breast fold can create hygienic issues and discomfort.   

Many women struggle with the symptoms associated with large breasts which is why a Breast Reduction can be the most life changing and best decisions ever made for self betterment.  If you are looking to get a breast reduction in Long Island and the greater New York City metropolitan area,  you should consider coming to see board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam or Dr. Micheline Goulart at New You Plastic Surgery.

Breast Reduction can certainly be covered by insurance!

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction involves the removal of excess skin and tissue from the breast, followed by sculpting, reshaping and lifting the breasts to create a full, proportionate and perky breast size.. Breast reduction surgery is a personal decision often undertaken for both health and aesthetic reasons. Breast reduction surgery might also help improve self-image and the ability to take part in physical activities. You can have breast reduction surgery at any age — sometimes even as a teenager. But breasts that aren’t yet fully grown might need a second surgery later in life.

What are the benefits of Breast Reduction?

 The benefits of Breast Reduction in Long Island and NYC include the following: 

  • Improved confidence and self-expression
  • Easier to shop for bras and other types of clothing.
  • Back feels better. This is the greatest benefit for many women choosing this surgery.
  • Bras don’t hurt and are easier to fit into
  • Exercise with ease
  • Skin feels better. Skin irritation under large breasts is common and can be reduced with this type of surgery.
  • Easier to breathe. Some women find it easier to breathe with smaller, more proportionate breasts.

Whatever your reason for needing a breast reduction may be, when you come to see Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart, they will talk through your options and help you make the right decision. This type of surgery can impact the rest of your life positively. 

Who are the best candidates for the Breast Reduction procedure?

Breast reduction surgery is ideal for people who have large breasts that cause the following issues:

  • Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Shoulder grooves from bra straps
  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
  • Nerve pain
  • Not being able to take part in some activities
  • Poor self-image due to large breasts
  • Trouble fitting into bras and clothing

People of any age can be a good candidate for breast reduction in Long Island or NYC, sometimes even as a teenager. Please keep in mind that breasts that aren’t yet fully grown might need a second surgery later in life. You generally aren’t considered the right candidate for a breast reduction if you are pregnant or planning on having children, obese, or planning to lose weight. Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart will assess each patient individually to determine whether they are the right candidate for breast reduction. 

What’s the
first step?

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Breast Reduction first steps

The first step to getting a breast reduction in Long Island or NYC  is to schedule a consultation. During this session, Dr. Nikfarjam or Dr. Micheline Goulart will explain what breast reduction involves. They will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Upon completion of the assessment, the surgeons will be able to confirm the price for your surgery. 

Prior to the day of your Breast Reduction, Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart may ask you to fast for a certain amount of time and avoid certain medications such as blood thinners, to prepare your body for surgery.

What to expect on the day of Breast Reduction surgery

On the day of your surgery in Long Island or New York City, Dr. Nikfarjam will walk you through the process so you know what to expect after being taken to the procedure room and prepped for surgery. The first step is to administer a type of anesthesia that will minimize pain and discomfort throughout the procedure. 

Dr. Nikfarjam will then make the incision on the breasts. Depending on what was discussed during your consultation, and the plan marked out by Dr. Nikfarjam from your assessment, he will choose either an incision around the areola (often referred to as a lollipop incision) or a keyhole incision. 

Next, Dr. Nikfarjam will remove the excess tissue and reposition the nipple and areola, which remain tethered to its original blood and nerve supply. If necessary the areola diameter is reduced by removing skin around the perimeter. Underlying breast tissue is reduced and the remaining breast tissue is lifted and shaped. With extremely large breasts, the nipple and areola may need to be removed completely and then repositioned to a higher position on the breast. In this case, the nipple and areola will not have a sensation after the operation and it will take longer to heal.

The final step in the breast reduction surgery is to close the incision. The incisions are brought together to reshape the now smaller breast. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape close the skin. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases, they will fade over time.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Following your surgery, you will be taken into a recovery room to allow time for the anesthesia to wear off, and prepare for your journey home. Gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions, and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the reconstructed breast. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. A pain pump may also be used to reduce the need for narcotics.

Dr. Nikfarjam will also advise you on the types of pain medication you will need throughout the recovery process. He will also give you detailed information on what to check on your bandages each day to ensure healing is on track. 

It is recommended that you arrange transportation to and from the clinic so that you can avoid all strenuous activity during your recovery.

Your recovery timeline should look something like this:

  • Week 1: You will need to monitor any pain, swelling, and/or bruising, and significantly limit your activity. You will be temporarily prescribed medication to help alleviate any pain.
  • Weeks 2-3: You will start to feel much better and, depending on what your job requires, you should be able to return to work, however, you will need to still limit your exercise and activities.
  • Weeks 4-5: You will need to continue wearing your support bra, but you will also be able to increase your physical activity at this time. You must continue to be gentle with your breasts.
  • Week 6 and Beyond: You will continue performing your breast self-examination, and you should be sure to schedule routine mammograms. As your healing progresses, you can also discuss scar optimization and resumption of normal activity with Dr. Nikfarjam.

How much does Breast Reduction cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Breast Reduction in Long Island and NYC can vary, depending on a number of factors such as the size of your breasts, the type of incision being made, the amount of tissue being extracted and skin being reduced, and how long the surgery will take.

When you discuss your surgery with Dr. Nikfarjam during your consultation, he will be able to give you detailed information on the plan that will be ideal and tailored to your needs, as well as the price you can expect to pay. We offer financing for all our patients to make this procedure affordable and accessible. 

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Why choose
new you
plastic surgery?

When you come to New You at any of our Long Island and the greater New York City area offices, you will be receiving expert treatment from world-renowned surgeons and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is an American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Long Island and Manhattan who is well known for his expertise in emergency, cosmetic, and reconstructive plastic surgery. 

Dr. Nikfarjam is sought out by patients from across the United States and abroad for his specific technique and expertise in nearly every aspect of plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast reductions, abdominoplasties, rhinoplasties, silicone/biopolymer removal, and complex revisionary surgeries.

Dr. Nikfarjam leads his team in supporting his vision that plastic surgery is holistic- allowing space for positive lifestyle changes that give patients a happier, healthier state of being and lifelong improvements in overall health. A vanguard of a new generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nikfarjam brings a refreshing perspective to a field that has once often been perceived as rigid and unapproachable. As accessible as are his procedures, Dr. Nikfarjam himself is as well. Patients take great comfort in the close contact and care he establishes with each patient from initial consultation through surgery and beyond. “Dr. Nik” as he is often called is well known for being personable and readily available to all of his patients.


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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart, you can call our practice or contact us via the patient portal on our website, and share your details so our staff can guide you through the process. Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart are excited to meet with you and help you restore your body and your life.

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