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Breast Reduction

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A breast reduction reduces the size of overly large, pendulous breasts, to a size and shape in harmony with an individual’s body. Dr. Imber's goal is to deliver the most natural results for your body. There are many reasons to seek breast reduction, and the results can help improve confidence, body image and lifestyle.

Dr. Imber is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He performs a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in his New York City practice, popularized the S-Lift, and developed the Limited Incision Facelift Technique. He has dedicated his career to helping his patients look as good as they feel, and always strives for the most natural results.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction removes glandular tissue, breast fat, and skin to create a breast size that is in proportion with your body. There are a variety of reasons someone may consider a breast reduction, including physical and emotional distress. Dr. Imber will review all procedure options with you to determine the best treatment plan.

Breast Reduction Goals

Goals vary for each of Dr. Imber’s patients but the focus is to create balance between breast size and the individual’s body. Overly large breasts can cause many issues that impact day-to-day life and Dr. Imber’s goal for your breast reduction is to achieve a breast size that is harmonious with your body. During your consultation, Dr. Imber will discuss what you’re hoping to achieve to determine the best plan.

Breast Reduction Candidates

Many factors play into who is a candidate for a breast reduction, including breast size, physical discomfort, and any other issues related to the breast. A breast reduction is a very personal decision and reasons can vary for every patient. The first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Imber to determine your treatment options. 

What to Expect During Your Breast Reduction

The operation is fairly extensive due to the dense nature of breast tissue and volume being removed. Try to visualize the operation as taking a wedge out of a large pie, and then reforming the remainder into a smaller whole. There are many incision options, which depend on anatomy, surgeon preference, and patient preference. 

Recovering From Your Breast Reduction

Dr. Imber’s surgical staff will review all recovery details with you prior to your surgical procedure. The post operative dressing is usually a surgical bra, and post operative pain is surprisingly minimal. The level of patient satisfaction with both breast reduction and lift is very high. Scars fade with time, but never fully disappear. None-the-less, patients are delighted with the tradeoff. 

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Words From Dr Imber!

In all the years I’ve been performing breast reductions, no one has complained about scars, which rapidly fade. The change in body image, lifestyle, and new confidence make for a happy patient.

– Gerald Imber, M.D.


What Type Of Anesthesia Will I Receive?

Breast reduction can be performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Imber’s board-certified anesthesiologist will contact you the day before your surgical procedure to review all details related to anesthesia.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

Everyone recovers differently and Dr. Imber will assess progress at your post-operative appointment. There can be pain and discomfort post-operation, but it varies for everyone. 

Are There Any Non-Invasive Alternatives?

Smaller reductions can be performed with liposuction. Ultimately, during your consultation Dr. Imber will suggest the best surgical option that can help you achieve your goals.

Do I Need Any Special Garment Or Bindings?

After breast reduction, a surgical bra is worn as a dressing. Dr. Imber and his nurses will advise on proper garments so you are prepared post-surgery. 

Why Do I Need A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

A board-certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will There Be Any Scarring? 

Scars fade with time, but never fully disappear. None-the-less, patients are delighted with the tradeoff.

How Much Does A Breast Reduction Cost?

Any questions you have regarding procedure costs can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

Dr. Imber’s thoughts on Before & After images
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We Offer Concierge Services

We want to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way, from managing your stay in New York City if you are out-of-town to Post-Surgical Care and more.

Our concierge services include but are not limited to:

  • Accommodation Coordination with the finest New York City Hotels
  • Medical Photography
  • Medical Clearance
  • Private Duty Nurses and Escorts Post-Surgery
  • Transportation Post-Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care

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Dr Gerald Imber

Dr. Gerald Imber, M.D.

Dr. Gerald Imber is a board-certified, world-renowned plastic surgeon and strives to provide his patients the most natural results with the least invasive surgical techniques. He is recognized by US News and World Report and Castle Connolly as among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States, on the staff of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, and directs his private surgical practice in New York City.

Dr. Imber has among the largest experience in facial rejuvenation and the prevention of facial aging. He has pioneered many less invasive surgical procedures that are now considered the gold standard among plastic surgeons, such as microsuction, a modified form of liposuction, to remove early jowls and tighten jawline, the extensive use of rejuvenating fat transfers, and the Limited Incision Facelift Technique, or Short Scar Facelift, a modern, less invasive facelift technique.

Dr. Imber performs a full range of cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-invasive, at his Manhattan office, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery.