Breast Reduction

Dr. Scott E. Newman is a breast surgery specialist who performs breast reduction for his Westchester, Long Island, and NYC patients who are burdened by overly large breasts. While many women want full breasts, breasts that are disproportionately large can cause both physical and emotional pain.

My overall experience with Dr. Newman and his staff was excellent! My initial meeting with Dr. Newman was for breast augmentation, but after finding out I had breast cancer just a short time later, Dr. Newman was the best doctor I could have asked for to help me through. He assisted my breast doctor in performing my double mastectomy and performed every reconstruction surgery after that, and my results are amazing!!

Angela
18 years of service

Meet Our Surgeon
Dr. Scott Newman

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman is a nationally recognized specialist in breast and body surgery. His refined expertise extends to reconstructive and facial plastic surgery, as well as nonsurgical aesthetics. The innovator of the technology that became VECTRA® 3-D imaging, Dr. Newman is always looking for ways to improve his patients’ safety, comfort, and results. This drive has made Newman Plastic Surgery one of the most technologically advanced practices in the country.

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Doctor Newman's Credentials and awards
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Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Women with particularly large breasts often suffer side effects from having to carry the weight of their breasts on a daily basis. Common complaints include:

  • Back and shoulder pain
  • Chafing
  • One breast significantly larger than the other
  • Self-consciousness
  • Problems finding clothes that fit properly
  • Difficulty with activities like jogging, dancing, and horseback riding.

If you suffer from physical and/or emotional pain due to the size of your breasts, you might be a good candidate for breast reduction. You should also be in good health overall and have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery.

What is the Schnur Scale?

The Schnur Sliding Scale chart is a tool that plastic surgeons use to determine the minimum amount of breast tissue that must be removed for a breast reduction to be considered medically necessary. It is based on weight/height calculations and not the patient’s aesthetic goals.

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Expertise and innovation attract attention. Dr. Newman has performed thousands of cosmetic breast, body, face, and skin procedures over his decades in practice. He has earned awards from The Aesthetic Society® (ASAPS) for his innovative techniques and has spoken about emerging technologies to respected colleagues at national meetings. Both the New York and national media trust Dr. Newman for his specialized expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical aesthetics.

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How is breast reduction performed?

Breast reduction is performed using techniques similar to that used for a  breast lift. In most cases, an anchor-shaped incision is used. Fat tissue and excess skin are excised to reduce the overall size of the breast. The nipple and areola are usually relocated so that they sit in a more natural position on the smaller-sized breast. If the nipple and surrounding areola must be drastically relocated, it might be necessary to sever nerves that serve the area, resulting in a permanent loss of sensation in this part of the breast.

How long does it take to recover from breast reduction surgery?

Recovery time for a breast reduction is similar to that for other breast procedures. Although your breasts can take from 6 months to a full year to settle into their new contours and shape, you will be able to see and benefit from the changes in your body and the reduced weight of your breasts right away.

Expectations and goals for breast reduction surgery vary from patient to patient. For more information about breast reduction and a realistic assessment of what you can expect from the procedure, request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call (914) 423-9000 for an appointment.

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