Breast reduction plastic surgery is offered at our best in class Upper East Side NYC plastic surgery practice by our Ivy League trained board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood. Breast reduction is a procedure that removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from large breasts. Women with overly large breasts often consider reductions because they suffer from physical symptoms and emotional distress. Breast reductions are also considered by women bothered by the aesthetic appearance of their disproportionate breast size.
- We offer virtual and in-person breast reduction consultations
- Breast reduction plastic surgery is oftentimes covered by insurance, contact our Upper East Side, NYC office for more details
Dr. Mahmood is a breast reduction specialist in NYC and firmly believes that while the goal of a breast reduction is to reduce the breast size, the final result should still look youthful and with a beautiful shape and contour.
“Dr. Mahmood is one the best surgeons in NYC. She is caring, detailed and specific. I am impressed with my results. She did an exceptional work, she is more like a friend. Dr. Mahmood is the best. Couldn’t have asked for better results for my breast reduction plastic surgery. Thank you to the entire team at the Upper East Side office.” ~ RealSelf
Patients who have undergone breast reduction plastic surgery at our Upper East Side, NYC practice tend to have an extremely high satisfaction level, both in relief of their symptoms, improvement in self-esteem, and enhancement of aesthetic appearance and body contour!
Women typically consider breast reductions because their large breasts lead to symptoms such as:
- Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, often severe enough to require pain medication
- Chronic rash or skin irritation under the breasts
- Shoulder indentations from bra straps
- Nerve pain
- Restricted activity
- Difficulty fitting into clothing (especially bras)
- Emotional distress/self-consciousness due to large breasts
Breast reduction consultation
The first step of a breast reduction is a plastic surgery consultation with the best in class NYC board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Umbreen Mahmood. At your first consultation, the NYC Plastic Surgeon evaluates your medical history, overall health, medications, breast history, and surgical history. Dr. Mahmood then discusses your goals for ideal breast size and appearance and provides a description of the procedure. This description includes a detailed discussion of scar appearance, risks, benefits, and the recovery process. After a complete evaluation, Dr. Mahmood recommends a specific breast reduction technique to reduce the patient’s breast size based on their needs, expectations, breast size, and breast measurements.
Dr. Mahmood is sensitive for her patients concerns for scarring. She performs her breast reduction procedures so there is minimal scarring and downtime!
Breast reduction surgery
The board certified breast reduction plastic surgeon begins with a meticulous incision around the areola and on the breast to create a ‘lollipop’ or ‘anchor’ scar. Next, the doctor removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin is to reduce the breast size. After the excess areas are removed the breasts are reshaped and the nipple and areola are re-positioned. The breast tissue that is removed is weighed, particularly if a specific weight is required for insurance purposes. It is then submitted for evaluation by a pathologist who closely evaluates the tissue under a microscope to ensure there are no abnormal cells. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. All of the sutures are dissolvable, and there are no drains used. While the primarily purpose of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of the breasts, Dr. Mahmood firmly believes that the results should still provide the patient with feminine round breasts that fit her shape.
Breast reduction results are noticed immediately after surgery! Patients instantly feel lighter and patients can often return to work in only one week.
Disproportionately large breasts, once successfully reduced, can lead to outcomes such as:
- Decreased neck and back pain
- Less risk of rashes in breast folds
- Firmer, more youthful looking breasts
- Breasts will fit more comfortably in bras
- Better proportioned breasts, leading to a more balanced silhouette
- Clothes will look and feel better, boosting confidence
Recovery and after care
After the procedure, patients are provided with a surgical bra and advised to avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for 1 month after surgery. Patients are seen in Dr. Mahmood’s Upper East Side office at as needed throughout their recovery. At each post-operative visit the breast reduction plastic surgeon provides detailed instructions on when to increase physical activity, optimal scar treatment, and how to ensure a beautiful final result.
A breast reduction consultation is necessary to determine if breast reduction plastic surgery is right for you. During your consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon at our Upper East Side location in NYC, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood will work with you to help you achieve your breast reduction plastic surgery goals. Contact us today to book your breast reduction consultation with Dr. Umbareen Mahmood at her Upper East Side location in Manhattan, NYC and be one step closer to your plastic surgery goals.
Our plastic surgery practice is dedicated to protecting your health and helping you achieve your cosmetic plastic surgery goals by providing superior patient care every step of the way, from the first consultation through the recovery period. We believe in making plastic surgery a comfortable fit for your budget and offers a variety of flexible financing options, including CareCredit™. Our in-office patient coordinator is happy to work with you to find a compatible payment option.