For many women, having large breasts can lead to a number of quality of life issues. Some women may struggle to find everyday clothing that fits them properly or may feel like they draw unwanted attention due to the appearance of their breasts. Others may experience health issues such as joint and muscle paint. Breast reduction offers a way to address this issue while ensuring their breasts still have a natural appearance.

Dr. David Shafer is a skilled and expertly trained board-certified plastic surgeon that offers breast reduction surgery for women who want smaller and shapelier breasts. He strives for natural-looking results in his New York City breast reduction patients while placing patient safety and comfort as top priorities. Our team at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue can provide you with the care and results you are in need of.

Candidates for Breast Reduction

Disproportionately large breasts can place a lot of pressure on the joints and muscles of the body which can lead to chronic pain and soreness. Many women with breasts that are too large for their natural frame often experience shoulder, neck, chest, and back pain. Large breasts can also make it difficult to do normal daily tasks, like exercising, jogging, running, and even simple things like bending over.

Many women with large breasts often have difficulty with finding clothing that fits properly or that doesn’t bring too much attention to their breasts. This limits their clothing options and prevents them from feeling comfortable wearing more form fitting items or swimwear. It is also difficult for them to find a bra that is comfortable.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. There are several different incisions that can be used. Once the incision is made, breasts tissue is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to give the breasts a rounder and perkier appearance. Areola reduction can also be performed at this time. The incision is then tightly sutured shut and bandaged.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Swelling, bruising, and some soreness are to be expected. A surgical bra will be provided to provide additional support and help manage swelling. Patients can return to work after around one week. However, strenuous and physically demanding activity will need to be avoided for around six weeks or more

Male Breast Reduction

Men with overdeveloped breasts due to excess fat accumulation in the chest or as a result of gynecomastia can correct the issue by undergoing male breast reduction. The procedure can involve liposuction to remove excess fat, surgical excision of excess tissue, or a combination of the two.

The Cost of Breast Reduction in NYC

At Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue, we offer financing options with CareCredit in order to help our patients pay for their breast reduction. As an experienced breast reduction New York City surgeon, Dr. Shafer will meet with you in his Manhattan office to discuss all options and pricing.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City today to schedule a consultation for your breast reduction with Dr. Shafer. He can take the time to understand what your goals are for your breast reduction and can provide you with outstanding results that satisfy your aesthetic needs.

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I had been considering breast reduction surgery for about 5 years before finally deciding to go in for a consultation. I read all sorts of reviews online, some good, some scary, some bad. I chose Shafer Plastic Surgery and Dr. Shafer because they had nothing but positive reviews, and after looking through their website and speaking to Stacy at the office I had a good feeling about them.


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