Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on February 05, 2015

A woman in a black bra and pantiesDr. Oren Lerman offers advanced and fully customized body contouring surgery at his Manhattan plastic surgery center. This includes breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), which alters a patient's bustline. Since a number of patients wonder about their candidacy for breast reduction surgery, we'd like to go over the basics right now.

About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a body contouring procedure that is performed in order to reduce the amount of breast tissue present. It is often performed on women who have breasts that are too large for their frame, leading to a number of aesthetic and health issues.

During the surgery, incisions are carefully placed on the breast and beneath the breast, allowing the surgeon to remove excess tissue and revise body contour.

General Candidacy for Breast Reduction Surgery

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good overall health who have issues with their body contour that they would like to have resolved. These candidates should not suffer from any kinds of health conditions that would make a surgical procedure a potential risk to their health and wellness.

Candidates should also have realistic expectations about post-surgical scarring. All efforts are made to reduce and minimize scarring from the procedure, but scarring will be present. Patients should note that scars will fade given time.

Breast Reduction for Body Pain

A number of patients who consider breast reduction surgery do so because of body pain. When a woman's breasts are very large, it can lead to lower back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain. This is the result of the excessive weight of the breasts as well as the stress caused by wearing bras or certain tops when the breasts are very large.

If a patient undergoes breast reduction to address body pain, the procedure may be covered by her medical insurance. Certain conditions need to be met for these matters, of course, so it's important that you check with your insurance provider to learn more about these matters.

Breast Reduction After Major Weight Loss

After losing a massive amount of weight, it's common for the breasts to droop and sag. This is part of the nature of skin laxity. The only way to improve the overall perkiness and firmness of the breasts in these situations is to perform breast reduction surgery.

Breast Reduction for Advanced Age

With advanced age, it's not uncommon for the breasts to droop and sag. This is part of the natural aging process, and it's something that a number of women with full bustlines experience as they grow older. As with the issues related to weight loss, breast reduction surgery is the sure way to improve body contour.

Breast Reduction to Improve Overall Body Contour

When breasts are too large, it can lead to issues with body contour and body image. Women may find it difficult to find clothes that fit and may be made unduly self-conscious about their appearance. The breast reduction surgery will improve overall body proportions and improve body image issues in the process as well.

Speak with Dr. Oren Lerman

To learn more about breast reduction and how you can achieve a more ideal body contour, it's important that you contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. Dr. Lerman and his team look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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