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Breast Reduction

You should always feel comfortable with your breast size

It can be embarrassing and frustrating when your breasts are the first thing people notice about you. Having overly large breasts can be painful, limiting your activities and clothing choices. While some people may believe bigger is better, living with large breasts can decrease both your emotional and physical well-being.

Women of all ages choose breast reduction in NYC to gain freedom from the physical and emotional burden of large breasts. The New York Group for Plastic Surgery, with a team of highly-trained and qualified plastic surgeons, has been enhancing women’s lives for over 27 years. Our warm, caring, and supportive approach to patient care provides an environment where you feel comfortable discussing private and sensitive concerns about your body.

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Improvements From Breast Reduction In New York

Women turn to breast reduction, technically called “reduction mammaplasty,” for many personal reasons, including:

  • Reducing neck, back, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of heavy breasts.
  • Improving self-confidence about breast size.
  • Decreasing breast size to be in proportion with the body frame.
  • Redirecting nipples that hang down.
  • Relieving chafing and skin irritation caused by sagging breast skin.
  • Balancing the size of asymmetrical breasts.

Many women combine breast reduction in our New York practice with a breast lift or as a part of a mommy makeover for a more complete enhancement. During your consultation, your surgeon will work with you to determine the right combination of procedures to help you achieve your plastic surgery goals. You can see patient results when you review our online before-and-after photos.

Are There Any Special Considerations for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Since breast reduction surgery involves significant changes to your breasts, your surgeon will help you determine if it’s the right decision for you. At your confidential consultation, we give you all the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. Ideally, you should:

  • Maintain a healthy and stable weight.
  • Not have any plans for future pregnancies.
  • Be physically-mature with fully-developed breasts.

If you intend to become pregnant or lose weight, your surgeon might encourage you to postpone the breast reduction surgery. Pregnancy or sudden weight loss after the procedure may reverse the results and improvements.

When it comes to breast reduction, many New York women choose this surgery for medical reasons. As such, in some cases, the cost may be covered by medical insurance. Our helpful and knowledgeable office staff will gladly help you determine your insurance coverage options in advance.


"Dr. Jacobs was my surgeon for my breast reduction and lift surgery. It’s been over a year and half and I am so happy with my results, I truly recommend him."


"Knowledgeable and did awesome job! I will surely recommend Dr. Jacobs anytime!"

- C.F.

"I am very blessed to have Dr Jordan Jacobs as my breast surgeon/"

- E.A.

"Dr. Jacobs and his team literally saved my life in so many ways. Their kind understanding and gentle guidance made this difficult process more stress and pain free than I ever thought possible."

- T.M.

“Dr. Jacobs is extremely smart and knowledgeable in his line of work. He is kind and caring, and spent ample time with me explaining every step of the reconstructive process.”

- J.J.

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Looking For Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we understand the impact that gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, can have on your confidence and comfort.

Our male breast reduction procedure is tailored to address excess glandular tissue and stubborn fat deposits for a more masculine chest contour.

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What Should You Expect From Your Breast Reduction In New York?

Breast reduction surgery is performed at our on-site and outpatient facility. You’ll be able to go home the day of your surgery – please arrange to have someone drive you home and help you out after your procedure.

After your breast reduction in NYC, you may experience temporary numbness of the nipples and breasts for 1 to 2 months, or even up to a year. You may resume light activities and work after about 2 weeks. Vigorous activities and exercises will be limited for at least the first month.

With breast reduction, you can increase your physical comfort and self-esteem, liberating yourself from the burdens of overly large breasts. Let the New York Group for Plastic Surgery make a difference for you.

Who Are The Best Candidates For Breast Reduction?

The best candidates for a breast reduction procedure are those who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Dissatisfaction due to large and heavy breasts
  • Neck or back pain caused by breast weight
  • Rashes and skin irritation from bra straps
  • Difficulty fitting into a bra or clothes

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a breast reduction automatically lift the breast?

Yes, a breast reduction also includes a breast lift. The surgeon will remove excess breast tissues, tighten the skin, and move your nipples up in the correct area. Consequently, the breast reduction will also make your breast appear perkier and more uplifted. While a breast reduction also includes a lift, the same isn’t true the other way around — a breast lift doesn’t automatically reduce your breast size.

Will my nipples be removed for a breast reduction?

No! There’s a common but completely UNTRUE assumption that a breast reduction involves removing your nipples. While some of the skin around the nipples will be removed and tightened, the nipples will remain firmly attached to your breasts. The nipples will be even more prominent because your breast will be uplifted.

Does a breast reduction produce permanent results?

Once the excess breast tissues are removed, they’re gone forever. However, the remaining breast tissues can expand or contract with fluctuations in weight, hormones, and the gradual aging process can make them droop downwards. As such, breast reduction produces permanent results, but, like all breasts, they’re not immune to changes caused by age, weight fluctuations, and other factors.

How do I prepare for breast reduction?

The first thing to consider is transportation. Since you will be under general anesthesia, and asleep during your procedure, you will be unable to drive yourself home. Although you will be awake when you are released, you’ll still be somewhat under the effects of the anesthesia and too groggy to drive. So arrange for someone to drive you home after your breast reduction.

How do I recover after a breast reduction?

You can expect to be somewhat sore for up to three weeks after your breast reduction procedure. You may experience some stretching or pulling sensations in your breast area for awhile. Pain medication may be needed for a week or two, but you should start feeling better and stronger every day.

In 5 to ten days, your stitches should be able to be removed. As your swelling gradually resolves, the full effects of your breast reduction will gradually become evident, improving in shape over time.

How can I exercise after breast reduction?

In a couple of weeks after your breast reduction, you can start walking to help burn calories. Since this activity will not excessively strain your chest area, it is considered to be the best form of exercise in the first month after a breast reduction procedure.

Your surgeon will let you know when you can begin performing more vigorous physical exercise.

How does breast reduction affect breastfeeding?

Depending upon the technique used for your specific breast reduction procedure, the ability to make milk can be affected. Consult with your surgeon for more information about your specific case.

Will I have decreased sensitivity?

The answer depends upon the specific technique used in your individual procedure. Your surgeon will let you know what to expect after your procedure when you meet with them during your consultation.

Get Started with Breast Reduction Surgery in NYC

Are you ready to learn more about the best breast reduction surgery in New York City? Request your consultation online, or give us a call at 888-664-8381 (NYC) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown). The New York Group for Plastic Surgery serves patients from communities in Hudson River Valley, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Western Connecticut.

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