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Breast Reduction Surgery on Long Island, NY

Among breast procedures, breast augmentation tends to attract the most interest and attention. Larger size is not the goal of all women who choose breast surgery. Some patients, particularly women with small frames, find that disproportionately large breasts limit their freedom and cause physical — and at times emotional — discomfort.

Pain in the back, neck and shoulders, poor posture and awkwardness in social situations are some of the possible side effects of overly large breasts. Breast reduction reduces volume, sculpts an elegant shape and adjusts the nipple for women who seek to attain a better quality of life with a slimmer profile.

What happens during the procedure?

Breast reduction begins with a vertical incision, removal of excess fat and skin, and then a general tightening of skin and tissue. Dr. Funt will carefully reshape each breast, and often reduce the size of the areola to match the more compact dimensions of smaller breasts. In some cases the areola and nipple will need to be repositioned. When breasts have significant sagging, Dr. Funt will restore natural contours by lifting each breast. The surgery typically lasts about two hours.

How soon will I notice a change?

Your final results will unfold gradually over a period of two to three months. Because of swelling, the breasts will actually seem larger than you expected in the first few weeks. Swelling takes time to subside, and your final result may not emerge for as long as a year. During the healing process, it is not uncommon for one breast to heal faster than the other, creating a temporary imbalance in the appearance of the reshaped breasts. One immediate effect of the surgery is relief from the back, neck and shoulder pain that oversized breasts may have caused.

Are the results permanent?

You can expect your surgical result to be permanent. The breast tissue that is removed during the procedure will not regenerate or return. As you age, some natural loosening of the skin will occur; but your breast reduction will have the effect of delaying this normal process by years.

What should I expect with recovery?

Patients who undergo breast procedures typically experience swelling for several months, but can resume most activities within weeks. After several days, you will be able to shower again, and in about two weeks can engage in moderate physical activity. You should be back at work or school in one week.

In the initial recovery period you will need to wear a surgical bra, take care to sleep on your back with your head elevated and avoid any motion or movement that may pull on the skin. Some pain is common during the early days of recovery, and Dr. Funt will advise you on how to manage pain and swelling, as well as the steps you need to take during recovery to ensure the best possible outcome.

To Learn More About Our BREAST LIPOSUCTION & BREAST REDUCTION SERVICES ON LONG ISLAND, NY, Please Contact Us At 516-295-0404 Or 516-627-6100.

Woodmere

19 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY 11598

Phone: 516-295-0404

Office hours

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 4pm

Roslyn

1025 Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576

Phone: 516-627-6100

Office hours

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 4pm

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