About Breast Reduction Surgery
Oversized breasts can create social and functional setbacks for women. Furthermore, overly large and unbalanced breasts can lead to back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as self-image concerns. Our skilled plastic surgeons, Drs. James Romanelli and John Layliev have helped countless women rebuild their confidence and live an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This surgery reduce excess fat, tissue, and skin to reshape the breasts to a smaller and healthier size. This surgery also reduces the size of the areola and raises it to result in a natural look with the new breast size. In many situations, medical insurance can cover the cost of a breast reduction.
At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we have great success in achieving insurance coverages for our patients who have out-of-network coverage. Our team will put together an approval packet and submit it to your insurance company for coverage. If needed, we can facilitate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor or physical therapist to produce additional documentation.
Ideal candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
If you have heavy and overly large breasts that get in the way of everyday life, breast reduction surgery may be what you need to attain the body you desire. Breast reduction is a good procedure for women who cannot live a fulfilled and active life because of the size of their breasts. In addition, if you suffer from consistent skin issues as well as neck pain, breast reduction surgery can reduce many of these medical conditions. It's crucial that patients are at a healthy weight, and choose an experienced surgeon who listens to their aesthetic goals and has the knowledge to create a natural appearance.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"Five Stars - Dr. Romanelli was extremely professional. His staff ensured I was comfortable throughout my entire experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Romanelli, I am very happy with my results."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 09, 2018
"Five Stars - All I can is WOW, my breast reduction-lift exceeded all expectations. Dr. Romanelli and staff were professional, friendly and reassuring. Recoverey was fast and painless. My only regret is I waited so long to do this.If you are considering a breast reduction this is the place to go."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 22, 2018
"Wonderful Experience - From start to finish Dr. Romanelli and his staff were absolutely wonderful. They were able to work with my insurance to help out with the costs of a breast reduction, they made me feel comfortable and confident in choosing them to help me on this journey, and most of all, I am beyond happy with the end results."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 15, 2018
"Five Stars - Before I made my decision to see Dr Romanelli I searched through many sites reading reviews ,comments, pros and cons of a few other plastic surgeons. I was content in reading Nothing but positive things about Dr Romanelli.. meeting him confirmed everything I read. He is an EXCELLENT EXCELLENT Dr. He is professional kind has a great bedside manner. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor and experience. As for his staff... fantastic!!! caring"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 18, 2011
"Five Stars - I am very happy with results of my surgery. It was easier than I anticipated, and not painful, as I had feared. Uncomfortable at times would better describe the early healing process. I am very relieved and happy that I have not lost any sensation in my nipples. The staff and Dr. Romanelli have been super supportive and professional. I feel very comfortable in their hands. Better late than never, but I wish I had done this years ago!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 28, 2018
Surgical Technique for Breast Reduction
Depending on your insurance coverage, the procedure may be performed at our office surgical facility or within the surgical pavilion of Huntington Hospital. Surgical breast reduction is an outpatient treatment and is conducted with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery depends on many factors, including what incision method is used and the degree of reduction. The areola and nipple repositioning will also be a factor. During the consultation, all of these aspects are addressed. The topic of scars from the incision is also thoroughly examined and talked through as it is likely for some scarring to occur. Based on the complexity of the size and overall reduction, either an incision around the areola combined with straight line (vertical) incision or an inverted-T incision will be used. Breast fat and tissue is reduced, and the remaining skin and tissue tightened.
What to Expect from Breast Reduction Surgery
Once surgery has been completed, patients will be monitored closely in our private recovery room and then released home to begin the healing process. A compression bra will be provided for a few days that will improve blood circulation to the breasts during the immediate recovery. Drainage tubes are usually not needed. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are normal and may be easily managed with prescribed pain medication.
Provide yourself with plenty of time to rest and heal at home. You may shower 48 hours after your procedure. Our surgeons advise their breast reduction patients to avoid activities that require them to bend over or reach above their heads. Most stitches used during a breast reduction dissolve on their own, and the ones that do not will be removed 7 to 10 days after surgery. Nipple sensitivity or numbness is typical, but normal sensation may be regained over the next several months. You will also need to continue wearing a surgical bra for up to 6 weeks.
Over the first few months after surgery, the breasts will settle and the after-surgery effects will dissipate. The majority of our patients at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery say they feel more weightless and lighter and more self-assured. Following surgical breast reduction, you can enjoy the clothes you have always wanted and feel confident with your new appearance. Keep in mind, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight so the outcomes are not negatively impacted.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life with Breast Reduction Surgery
Our plastic surgeons have helped so many women to regain their body, mind, and spirit and lead a more robust life with breast reduction surgery. During the consultation at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we will discuss all of the alternatives for improvement and create a customized treatment plan to fit your goals. We invite you to call our office in Huntington, NY to learn more about this outstanding breast reduction treatment.
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