Breast reduction can help women achieve a smaller breast size and shape and reposition the nipple for natural-looking breasts. Large breasts can make it difficult for a women to exercise or wear clothing that she likes. Larger breasts often contribute to chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. Women may also be more prone to chafing or skin irritation if they have larger breasts. Overly large breasts can also hinder a woman’s daily activity and cause a woman to be unhappy with her appearance. At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we can help you reduce the size of your breasts and create beautifully symmetrical results.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure where excess breast fat and tissue are carefully removed through small incisions. After excess fat and tissue are removed from the breasts, any excess skin will also be removed to create youthful-looking, smaller breasts. Other than reducing the size of your breasts, breast reduction surgery can also help you achieve a natural-looking breast shape for the most pleasing results. The length of your breast reduction surgery depends on your individual case and the amount of excess breast fat and tissue being removed. Breast reduction is commonly performed through the pedicle technique.
While there are several variations of the pedicle technique, all pedicle breast reduction methods entail moving the nipple and areola higher up on the breast. The nipple and areola are attached to tissue that is called a pedicle, which is where the procedure gets its name from. The pedicle contains nerves, ducts, and a blood supply that will retain the functionality of your breast when it comes to breastfeeding. The pedicle technique varies depending on which part of the breast remains attached (above, below, or to the side of the areola). Preserving the circulation and sensation to the nipples during breast reduction surgery is of utmost importance. Venous congestion should be avoided. While the base of the pedicle does not need to be too wide, it should carry ample blood supply. Dr. Asaadi is very meticulous and pays close attention to the distance between the areola and inframammary line to compliment the patient’s height, weight, and breast size. Some patients choose to combine breast reduction surgery with a breast lift for lifted, youthful-looking breasts.
|Step 1||Dr. Asaadi thoroughly plans every detail of your breast reduction surgery and assessess every detail to customize breast reduction for your particular goals|
|Step 2||You will be placed under anesthesia during your breast reduction so that you feel no discomfort|
|Step 3||Discreet incisions will be made on the breasts where excess fat and tissue will be removed|
|Step 4||Excess fat, tissue, and skin are carefully removed from the breasts, creating smaller, symmetrical breasts|
|Step 5||The nipples and areolas will be properly repositioned higher for the most natural-looking results|
|Step 6||Sutures will be applied to any incisions to ensure proper healing and to minimize the risk of scarring|
Many younger patients seek out breast reduction surgery. Reduction mammoplasty must be performed differently on a younger patient than an older patient. Younger patients often heal quicker with virtually little to no scarring. Younger women are often more concerned with perfectly shaped breasts and reducing the possibility of scarring. Breast reduction surgery should be performed with great detail so that no future augmentation is required. Dr. Asaadi goes to great lengths to ensure that every detail, no matter how small, is looked at to guarantee optimal breast reduction outcomes.
A breast reduction consultation will begin with an examination of your breasts to determine what surgical technique is most appropriate. During your consultation, details about your particular breast reduction surgery will be discussed, such as where incisions will be placed and the amount of breast fat to be removed. Dr. Asaadi will also check your medical history and general medical health to ensure your wellbeing during breast reduction surgery. Ideal breast reduction candidates are looking to reduce the size of their breasts while achieving a more balanced, natural appearance.
Prior to your reduction mammoplasty, certain blood-thinning medications such as aspirin should be stopped. Dr. Asaadi can determine which medications should be stopped leading up to your breast reduction surgery. On the day of your surgery, you should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing with no jewelry or makeup. You should have a friend or family member accompany you to your reduction mammoplasty surgery, as you will be unable to drive following your procedure. We also recommend that you have someone stay with you for the first few days after your breast reduction surgery.
After your breast reduction surgery, drains may be placed to remove any excess fluid from your breasts to promote proper healing. Your breasts will be gently wrapped after breast reduction surgery, and this wrap will need to be changed 1-2 days after your reduction mammoplasty. You may also be given a support garment that you will wear after your breast reduction procedure. A support garment reduces the risk of hurting your healing breasts and can gently support them during your recovery. Support bras are often worn for the first few weeks after your breast reduction surgery to reduce any possibility of discomfort.
Your breasts may be sore after breast reduction surgery, and you may experience slight bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Breast reduction side effects vary depending on the extent of your surgery and if you have combined breast reduction surgery with another procedure, such as a breast lift. Your recovery period will also be affected by if you have drains placed in your breasts or not. Any stitches from your reduction mammoplasty surgery will be removed 1-2 weeks following your surgery.
You will not be able to bend or lift objects following your breast reduction surgery. You also may not workout, play sports, or partake in any strenuous activity for at least 1 month following your breast reduction procedure. Any pain, bruising, or swelling should fade in the days and weeks following your reduction mammoplasty. Dr. Asaadi can also prescribe oral medication to reduce any pain or discomfort you may feel. As you continue to heal, you will being to notice that your breasts are smaller, symmetrical, and natural-looking.
It is important that you choose a skilled breast reduction surgeon who understands your individual anatomy. When the right plastic surgeon performs breast reduction surgery, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering breast reduction.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss breast reduction with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our breast reduction surgeon.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.