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
• 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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