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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD performs breast reduction surgery at his fully accredited surgical suite in Manhattan, New York. Breast reduction surgery is a commonly performed for physical relief as opposed to cosmetic improvement. Most women who have elect to have breast reduction surgery are bothered by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort. Breast reduction surgery is commonly covered by insurance.  If you are uncertain if your insurance covers this procedure the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon's medical staff can assist you in working with your insurance provider when you visit the doctor at his Manhattan, New York office for a consultation. 

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What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery? 
Breast reduction surgery can correct a number of problems associated with enlarged breasts, including: back and neck pain, shoulder strain, poor posture, skin irritation and infection, shortness of breath, difficulty participating in sports or other recreational activities, difficulty fitting clothes, social/sexual embarrassment.

What does breast reduction surgery involve?
Breast reduction surgery is almost always performed under general anesthesia . Normally, the plastic surgeon will make an incision similar in shape to an anchor or inverted keyhole that encompasses the area from the top of the nipple to the crease of the breast. Then, the  plastic surgeon removes excess fat, skin, and tissue and repositions the remaining skin and areola. Breast reduction surgery typically takes two - three hours.

How soon will I be able to return to work?
Most breast reduction surgery patients resume their daily routines within 1-2 weeks. However, you should wait several weeks before resuming mild exercise or other strenuous activities. You should be extremely gentle with your breasts for six weeks following surgery.

Is there anything I should do to  prepare myself for breast reduction surgery? During your initial consultation at the doctors NYC office, you will need to give David P. Rapaport, MD your complete medical history. This includes allergies, other surgeries you have undergone, and all medications you are currently taking. Prior to your surgery, the most important thing you can do is quit smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoking can lead to complications during your recovery from breast reduction surgery.

Where there be any scars? Where are the incisions made? The incisions are made within the natural folds under the breasts, around the areola in a line from the crease to the areola. Like a keyhole in many cases. The breast reduction procedure is not a minor one and scars should be expected. The scars generally fade over time.

If you have questions concerning breast reduction surgery,  plastic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the NYC Plastic Surgeon at


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