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Breast Reduction in Huntington, NY

Oversized breasts can be a problem for women, both in comfort and appearance. Overly large and unbalanced breasts can lead to back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as lead to issues with self-image. Our skilled plastic surgeons, Dr. James Romanelli, Dr. Andrew Peredo, and Dr. John Layliev, have helped countless women live happier, more active lifestyles after a custom breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction surgery reduces excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller, more balanced size. It also reduces the size of the areola and raises the nipples to be centered on the newly-shaped breast mound. In many situations, medical insurance covers the cost of breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction and health insurance

At North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, we have great success in getting approval from health insurance providers for out-of-network coverage. We put together an approval packet and submit it to your insurance company. If needed, we can facilitate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, or physical therapist for additional documentation about the discomfort or physical problems associated with overly-large breasts.

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery

If you have heavy, overly large breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to live a happier life. Breast reduction is a suitable procedure for women who cannot live a fulfilled and active life due to being hindered by breast size.

If you suffer from skin issues such as rashes, or neck or back pain, breast reduction surgery can significantly improve your quality of life. You must be at a healthy weight and ensure you undergo surgery from a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and a reputation for excellence.

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Why choose North Shore Cosmetic Surgery for your breast reduction?

A breast reduction is a customized surgery that requires advanced techniques, along with artistry. Our team of plastic surgeons is arguably among the most talented in the state. They have been trusted by countless women to create a look that is remarkably natural, balanced, and attractive.

Their skills are extraordinary, and it is no surprise. Dr. Romanelli is a leader in his field and serves as  Chief of Staff at Huntington Hospital-Northwell Health. He educates young surgeons as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell.

Dr. John Layliev is an award-winning, double-board certified plastic surgeon who is exceptionally well-versed in the latest techniques and technologies, while Dr. Peredo is committed to providing an unparalleled level of personal service and care, making us the choice for discerning women throughout Long Island and beyond.

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What is the surgical technique for breast reduction?

Depending on your insurance coverage, the procedure may be performed at our office surgical facility or at the surgical pavilion of Huntington Hospital. Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment and is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on several factors, including the degree of reduction. The areola and nipple repositioning takes time, and we never rush the surgery – we want to achieve a lovely, natural result.  At your initial consultation, we can discuss scars and what to expect. As tissues must be removed and reshaped, surgical scars will occur. However, we place the incisions so that any scars are invisible when wearing low-cut tops, dresses, swimsuits, or bras, and the scars fade over time.  

Based on the complexity of the size and level of the reduction, the incision may be placed around the areola, combined with a vertical line down the center of the lower breast, or an inverted-T incision may be used. Excess breast fat and tissue is reduced, and the remaining tissues reshaped and tightened.

What to expect from breast reduction surgery?

After the surgery is completed, you will be monitored closely in our private recovery room and then released home to begin the healing process. A compression bra will be provided for a few days to improve blood circulation to the breasts during the first phase of recovery. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are expected and can be easily managed with prescribed pain medication. Ensure you have plenty of time to rest and heal at home.

You may shower 48 hours after your procedure. Our surgeons will advise you to avoid activities that require you to bend over or reach above your head or lift anything heavy, including children and pets. Most stitches placed during a breast reduction dissolve on their own, and others will be removed 7 to 10 days after surgery. Nipple sensitivity or numbness is common, but sensation usually returns over the next several months. You will also need to continue wearing a surgical bra for up to 6 weeks.

Over the first few months after surgery, your breasts will settle, and the after-surgery effects will dissipate. The majority of our patients at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery say they feel weightless, lighter, and far more self-assured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident in your new look. Remember that maintaining a healthy weight will keep you looking your best.

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Smaller breasts, happier life with breast reduction surgery

Our plastic surgeons have helped countless women to feel more confident in body, mind, and spirit and lead a fuller lifestyle with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation at North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, we will discuss all the alternatives and craft a customized treatment plan to achieve your vision for your body. We invite you to call our office in Huntington, NY, to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.

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