Nima P. Patel, MD, FACS -  - Plastic Surgeon

Nima P. Patel, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Breast Reduction Specialist

Dr. Patel is a leading provider of breast reduction procedures for patients in Midtown East Manhattan and throughout New York City, offering state-of-the-art techniques aimed at reducing pain and other symptoms while helping women look and feel more confident and more attractive.

Breast Reduction Q&A

by Nima P. Patel, MD, FACS

Breast reduction removes excess tissue and skin from the breast. The weight of excess breast tissue can impair your ability to lead an active life.  Breast reduction is often therapeutic in women with rashes beneath the breast and in women with headaches, shoulder grooving, back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by large breasts.

Breast reduction also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.

Dr. Patel will discuss with you during the consultation the types of incision options. These include:

  • A circular incision around the areola
  • A keyhole shaped pattern with an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
  • An inverted T or anchor-shaped incision pattern

The incisions are visible and permanent scars, although usually well concealed beneath a swimsuit or bra.

A little pain is normal after breast reduction. This may consist of mild discomfort, swelling, a measure of numbness or sensitivity, or random, shooting pains that may last for a few months. Swelling, bruising, crusting and slight changes in breast size are also common. Most patients return to work in about two-three weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting for six weeks.

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Dr. Nima P. Patel Plastic Surgery
35 Sutton Place
Midtown East

New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-486-2720
Fax: 212-752-2207
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212-486-2720