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Our breast reduction in Long Island surgery, also known as “reduction mammoplasty,” is a procedure to remove excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with your body. Breast reduction surgery both reduces and lifts the breasts. Additionally, the procedure helps treat the discomfort and other problems suffered by women with overly large breasts. These symptoms include back pain, neck pain, improper posture, rashes, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and low self-confidence.

Breast Reduction is a Personal Choice

Dr. Tanna focuses on surgical techniques that result in breasts that are symmetric, natural in appearance, and of a size and projection that enhances the figure. A woman’s choice to pursue breast reduction surgery is extremely personal. Dr. Tanna appreciates that each woman’s body is different and her goals are unique. He works closely with his patients, one-on-one, to customize a breast reduction surgery that creates proportionate and symmetric breasts that fit the patient’s body, while alleviating them from the problems associated with overly large breasts.

Is breast reduction covered by insurance?

Large breasts often lead to unpleasant symptoms and can result in functional impairment. In many cases, health insurance will cover some of the cost of the Long Island breast reduction surgery due to the health issues associated with the condition. These include:

  • Back pain
  • Discomfort
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Breast pain
  • Shoulder grooving from bra straps
  • Skin problems (rashes, irritation, ulceration)
  • Interference with physical activity or exercise

If you suffer from these symptoms, it is important that you speak with us to determine how to move forward with breast reduction surgery. We can assist you in obtaining coverage through your health insurance plan.

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Dr. Tanna: Nationally-Recognized Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Tanna uses the most advanced surgical techniques in breast reduction. He has experience and expertise in breast reconstruction surgery. This surgery can be completed on an outpatient basis with a limited recovery time – and can make your life easier, more enjoyable, and more comfortable.

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Incision Types & Scars

Depending upon your particular anatomy, Dr. Tanna may utilize one of two incisions, each of which will produce a different scar:

  • Lollipop, which goes around the areola and directly down the front of the breast to the breast crease
  • Inverted T (anchor), which is the same as the above, but with the addition of a horizontal incision along the breast crease

The Journey Ahead: Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery

After surgery, you will need about one to two weeks to recover. However, very quickly after surgery, you will notice the improvement in symptoms associated with large breasts. Many women note immediate improvement in back pain, neck pain, poor posture, and shoulder grooving. In addition to the relief from discomfort from large breasts, you will find shopping for clothes to be easier.

Recovery Issues: Breast Reduction

After your surgery, it is normal to expect bruising, some scarring, and the possibility of losing some nipple or breast sensation. Other risks of surgery include incision disruption, tissue necrosis, and possible interference with breast-feeding. A drain may be placed after surgery, but, if placed, will be removed within the week following surgery. Breast reduction in smokers or overweight patients is avoided, as smoking and obesity are risk factors for complications. Without an in-person evaluation of your anatomy it is not possible to determine what type of incision will be needed (if any), and where these incisions may be located. You can be confident that Dr. Tanna uses the most advanced surgical techniques, and works to minimize the size of incisions and limit visible scarring to get the best breast reduction in Long Island possible.

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