Who can benefit from Breast Reduction Surgery?

May 16, 2022

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Breast reduction surgery is very common in the US. Symptoms of female breast enlargement are often related to muscle pain and discomfort. Patients frequently report back and neck pain, shoulder discomfort and poor posture.

There are are over half a million breast reduction performed in the US annually. It is a very common procedure. 

The earliest recorded procedures to reduce the size of enlarged breasts date back to the second half of the 19th century. Since many different techniqueus have developed.

The outcome in breast reduction surgery can be attributed to many factors, including skin quality, patient's age, degree of ptosis and surgeon's experience. At Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island, Dr. Susie Rhee and Dr. Sotirios Papafragkou have many years of experience in Breast Reduction Surgery and can help reach your goals.

Each breast reduction procedure addresses the following very important elements:

1. Removal of excess and redudant breast tissue

2. Excision and removal of excess skin

3. Reshaping of breast and re-draping of the skin

4. Contouring and preservation of the nipple-areola complex

You are a good candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery if:

You are suffering from back, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches.

Enlarged and heavy breasts can put a lot pressure on the back and neck. This can results in neck, back, shoulder pain as well as headaches.

The patient tends to compensate with bad posture that further aggreavates the back. We encourage patient to have breast reduction surgery sooner than later as this helps them alleviate their back pain in the long run.

Most are patients report improvement in their posture and loss of weight after breast reduction surgery since they can now work out more effectively.

You have shoulder grooving and pigementation from bra straps.

Enlarged breasts can cause shoulder grooving and pigmentation from bra straps at the shoulders. After breast reduction surgery patients see a dramatic improvement.


You want to improve your posture and sleep better.

Excising the excess breast tissue and skin can help you improve your posture and get rid of your sleeping problems. 


You have droopy breasts.

Droopy breasts, a result of a process called ptosis, can be the cause of back and neck pain. Repositioning the nipple-areola complex in the ideal location will help improve the general ergonomic shape of the breast and thus alleviate back and neck pain.


Here at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island  we specialize in Breast Reduction Surgery with the short scar technique. We choose the appropriate techique that fits your needs and goals.

Most of the Breast Reduction Surgeries are covered by your insurance plan.

Want to see if Breast Reduction Surgery is right for you?

We would be happy to discuss with you. You can contact us here.

We are a Plastic Surgery center, and offer Breast Reduction, Tummy Tuck, and mommy makeover services. Call us to book your appointment today.