Your Breasts. Your Life.
Ample breasts aren’t always a blessing. Many women with large breasts experience uncomfortable physical symptoms. Overly large breasts can also prevent you from participating in a full range of activities, limit your clothing options, and lower your self-confidence.
At our practice in Brooklyn breast reduction surgery focuses on decreasing the volume of the breasts to achieve better proportions and an aesthetically pleasing outcome. Brooklyn surgeon Dr. Nathan Molina works closely alongside his patients to provide individualized care and guidance throughout the reduction process. Let’s explore how breast reduction surgery can help you start each day with renewed comfort, confidence, and energy.
Your Next Phase Starts Here
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes skin and breast tissue to reduce volume and lift sagging breasts. The procedure can also involve moving the nipples and areolas to a higher and more natural position. It is typically sought by individuals who experience physical discomfort, pain, or emotional distress due to excessively large breasts, a condition known as macromastia. At our practice, patients work with Dr. Molina to envision their ideal breast size and plan a surgery that provides balanced, harmonious, and beautiful results. Dr. Molina also performs reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia in men. Visit our gynecomastia treatment page to learn more.
Comfort and Confidence
Breast reduction can provide physical and psychological benefits for individuals experiencing negative impacts from overly large breasts.
For many individuals, breast reduction can significantly enhance quality of life by reducing physical discomfort and improving self-esteem and body image.
Peace of Mind
Breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure. Achieving beautiful results can depend significantly on your selection of a qualified surgeon.
In addition to his rigorous training and specialized surgical experience with breast reduction surgery Brooklyn surgeon, Dr. Nathan Molina, embraces a care model that centers on the needs of each patient. Planning a procedure is an active, collaborative process structured around your goals and enriched by Dr. Molina’s knowledge and insights. If you have ever considered breast reduction surgery for the reasons outlined above, you may be a good candidate. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Molina to have all your questions answered and explore your options for breast reduction at our serene and welcoming Brooklyn practice.
Precisely Tailored to Your Needs
Dr. Molina will go over all of the details of your procedure ahead of time to ensure you are well-prepared to make an optimal recovery and achieve the result you desire. The surgery typically takes three to four hours, and during this time, you will be comfortably asleep under general anesthesia.
A circular incision made around the edge of the areola is joined to a vertical incision running downward from the areola and ending at the inframammary fold (the crease beneath the breast). The areolar incision allows the nipple to be repositioned to a higher, more natural position, while the vertical one facilitates the removal of excess breast tissue and careful reshaping.
The keyhole or anchor incision is a more extensive pattern involving three incisions: around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the inframammary fold (similar to the lollipop incision), and then horizontally along the inframammary fold. This technique is preferred when a significant reduction is needed, and the surgeon needs to remove a substantial amount of excess tissue. The incisions are used to access the skin, fat, and underlying tissues, which are carefully reduced and repositioned to create your ideal breast shape and size. The nipple may be moved upward to a more youthful position. The incisions are then meticulously closed using advanced cosmetic techniques to minimize scarring.
A Gentle Recovery
Immediately following your procedure for a breast reduction Brooklyn surgeons will monitor you for a little while in a recovery room to ensure your comfort and safety as the anesthesia wears off and you prepare to rest at home.
You will return home the same day with a friend or family member accompanying you. Having extra support around the house for the first few days is helpful. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing. The first week after surgery is a time of rest as healing begins and post-procedure swelling and bruising reach their peak and then start to diminish. Prescription medication can aid in reducing discomfort during this time.
After a week or so, you should be ready to perform light activities while avoiding exertion or strenuous exercise. Dr. Molina will check your healing at post-procedure visits. For the best results, follow aftercare guidelines carefully and contact us whenever you have questions or concerns. We are here to support you as your recovery progresses and your results become more refined.
Move Freely Through Life
Following a breast reduction Brooklyn patients will notice immediate changes in their breasts' size, position, and shape. It may take several weeks for post-surgical swelling to subside.
During this time, you will see your final results emerge and enjoy both the cosmetic and the functional benefits of your reduced and lifted breasts. Back pain, chafing, and other sources of discomfort are dramatically reduced or eliminated. The contours of your upper body will be more balanced and contoured, making it easier to engage in a wide range of physical activities without discomfort or pain. Most patients are very pleased with the appearance of their breasts and the improved physical comfort they experience after breast reduction surgery.
While some scarring is inevitable, careful incision placement and advanced surgical techniques minimize the appearance of lines. The appearance of scars also tends to fade and blend in over time. Good scar care and minimally invasive skin treatments can help reduce scar visibility.
Individual recovery times vary, but most people can return to light activities after one or two weeks and gradually resume more strenuous activities after four to six weeks.
The size of your breasts following reduction will largely depend on your individual goals and your body’s natural proportions. The goal is to reduce discomfort and enhance aesthetics while preserving a pleasing, natural breast shape. Dr. Molina will offer advice and guidance based on careful consideration of your goals and assessment of your breast size, shape, and skin quality.
Ready to learn more about your Brooklyn plastic surgery options? Get started by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Nathan Molina. He will spend time getting to know you, listening to your goals, and formulating recommendations individualized to you. From the moment you step into our beautiful practice, you will know that you have entered a welcoming space where you will be respected and supported with expert care throughout your journey of transformation.