BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Left oblique view of a breast reduction surgery outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and one year after surgery.

A before and after image set of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s breast reduction surgery outcomes. Images were taken before surgery and three months after surgery.

Introduction to Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is a very rewarding procedure for Dr. Zuckerman that can help both women and men alike to rid themselves of the debilitating and sometimes embarrassing effects of overly large breasts. His breast reduction patients often first come to visit Dr. Zuckerman when the problems associated with their large breasts become bothersome. Click to view each section in the breast lift guide below for more detail about the procedure. Or, if you’re ready for a breast lift consultation with Dr. Zuckerman, contact his office today.


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Am I A Candidate For Breast Reduction Surgery?



Dr. Zuckerman can help you eliminate the deleterious effects of overly large breasts. Similar to breast lift surgery (mastopexy), Dr. Zuckerman’s breast reduction surgery will raise the breast mound, and with Dr. Zuckerman’s experience and surgical skill, you will be left with a higher, round, symmetric natural-looking breast. Unlike breast lift surgery, Dr. Zuckerman actually removes breast tissue during a reduction to decrease the size of overly large breasts. In addition, candidate patients often suffer from physical effects including shoulder and back pain and discomfort pre-operatively. However, the difference between breast lift surgery and breast reduction surgery is often more of a spectrum than a definitive line, because often patients need at least some breast tissue removed. Dr. Zuckerman can help you attain breasts that are a more comfortable size and are more flattering to your overall appearance. He focuses on breast surgery procedures, and his commitment is to safe, effective breast reduction procedures and an outcome that makes you look and feel better than you imagined.


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Breast Reduction Surgery in Detail



The three different types of incisions in breast lift surgery (mastopexy): Periareolar, Circumferential (

The three different types of incisions in breast lift surgery (mastopexy): Periareolar, Circumferential (“Lollipop”), Wise Pattern (Anchor)..

Through breast reduction surgery, Dr. Zuckerman can help you alleviate a number of concerns related to having overly large breasts, including:

• Excessive sagging or drooping
• Back, shoulder, and neck pain
• Self-consciousness
• Indentations caused by the bra-strap
• Inability to wear certain types of clothing

The goal of breast reduction surgery is to correct these and other issues you may be experiencing because of breasts that are too large and having an effect on your appearance, self-esteem, and general comfort. Some cases of breast reduction surgery to be covered by health insurance if certain medical criteria are met. Dr. Zuckerman’s staff will assist you with contacting your insurance representative to determine if your policy covers or partially covers breast reduction procedures.

For men who are affected by overly large breasts, corrective surgery is also available. Dr. Zuckerman can provide effective treatment for men who are experiencing this common condition.

Breast reduction surgery is typically for those patients whose breasts are fully developed. Patients with certain medical conditions and those who are intending to breastfeed can discuss their options with Dr. Zuckerman at the initial breast reduction surgery consultation.

During the surgery, Dr. Zuckerman removes excess tissue, fat, and extra skin. A breast reduction also reposition and improve the appearance of the areola, the dark-pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. By trimming tissue from the areola, Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift can also reduce the size of the nipple.

There are three main techniques, or incision patterns, that Dr. Zuckerman uses in his breast reductions. The decision of which incision to use depends on the amount of breast tissue to be removed. He most commonly uses the Circumvertical incision pattern. Sometimes, liposuction is necessary in breast reduction procedures to eliminate excess fat from the armpit area. In some cases, liposuction alone may be the only technique necessary for breast reduction.

The entire procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and lasts from two to four hours. Breast reduction surgery can be performed on an out-patient basis, in Dr. Zuckerman’s state of the art operating room inside his office in midtown Manhattan. These operating facilities are accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), a distinction signifying the highest standard of care. Operating facilities are fully staffed and equipped for breast surgery procedures, including breast reduction and provide patients privacy, discretion, and convenience.

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Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery



Dr. Zuckerman’s plastic surgery team will fit you with a surgical bra designed to bind the breasts for a few days after surgery. This should facilitate the healing process and help to ensure the best results. On the day of surgery, Dr. Zuckerman also applies a long-acting local anesthetic called EXPAREL® for all his patients undergoing this procedure. Whereas most pain traditional pain medicines last up to a maximum of twelve hours, EXPAREL® gradually releases medication to a particular region for up to three days. This approach is a significant departure from previous techniques and minimizes postoperative pain and discomfort.

If necessary, some patients may be provided drainage tubes to remove any excess fluid. Stitches are typically removed after one week, unless dissolvable stitches are used in which case no removal is necessary. A post-surgical bra must be worn for about a month after the procedure to ensure proper healing. Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after breast reduction surgery. These side effects can be alleviated with medication. Normal daily routines can generally be resumed after about two weeks, although heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for at least three to four weeks after the procedure. Only the most advanced techniques are employed by Dr. Zuckerman, and every effort will be made to minimize scars ensuring that any residual scarring can often be easily hidden by undergarments.

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Before & After Images of Dr. Zuckerman’s Breast Reduction Surgery



Right oblique view of a breast reduction surgery outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and one year after surgery.
Right oblique view of a breast reduction surgery outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and three months after surgery.

Dr. Zuckerman publishes many of his previous breast reduction surgery results with patient consent. The before and after image gallery has pairs of high resolution images from three to four angles for each patient. Many prospective patients enjoy finding a similar case to their own that Dr. Zuckerman has performed in the past. Take a look through the gallery by clicking on the button below.


BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY

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Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery



Dr. Zuckerman will take every precaution to ensure your safety and the success of your procedure. All risks and benefits will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and Dr. Zuckerman will be happy to address any and all concerns you may have. Breast reduction surgery is a very common procedure and is extraordinarily safe, but all surgery carries some risk, however low, of complication. Below are a few:

• Wound breakdown
• Alterations in nipple or breast sensation
• Hypertrophic, raised, scarring
• Bleeding or hematoma formation
• Infection of the incision sites
• Remaining breast asymmetry
• Fat necrosis
For more information on possible risks of this procedure, you may visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page or The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery page, in both of which Dr. Zuckerman is an active member.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Reduction Surgery



Below are the answers to some questions Dr. Zuckerman most frequently receives from prospective patients. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to contact Dr. Zuckerman’s office, and a member of his staff will be glad to reach out to you.

• Can I combine a breast reduction with a breast augmentation?
This is a relatively uncommon combination, because most patients undergoing a breast reduction suffer from the effects of overly large breasts. They desire breast tissue to be removed. If you are considering a breast augmentation, you may be a better candidate for a breast lift (mastopexy). Dr. Zuckerman can perform a combined breast lift and breast augmentation called an augmentation mastopexy (or aug/pexy) for short.

• Will insurance pay for a breast reduction?
The answer to this question varies based on your insurance, but it is not a firm “No”. If a patient can document health issues related to having overly large breasts, for example shoulder and back pain, it may be possible to receive partial or full health insurance compensation for this procedure. Please contact the Zuckerman Plastic Surgery office for more information. Our staff can help you both determine if you qualify and help you through the process.

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Schedule Your Breast Reduction Surgery Consultation with Dr. Zuckerman



Are you ready for your breast reduction surgery consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? He will perform a thorough evaluation of your desired outcome and needs based on your anatomy and medical history. Dr. Zuckerman will also address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery and discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office by clicking the button below or by calling 212-231-9897. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York City to have surgery with him.


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Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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