Having A Breast Reduction Surgery Can Have Potential Health Benefits

Breast reduction surgery in New York is a common procedure among both men and women. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), these surgeries have been on the rise in recent years, likely due to the potential health benefits that come from breast reduction, beyond the physical discomfort caused by large breasts.

Breast reduction, or “reduction mammoplasty”, creates better-shaped breasts that are more proportionate with the rest of the body. Dr. Gartner and his team of best in class plastic surgeons perform this surgery in their Manhattan office as well as the New Jersey locations.


Disproportionately large and heavy breasts tend to cause a host of problems due to excess weight on the chest, leading to pain in the neck shoulders and back as well. Breast reduction surgery works to alleviate the immediate discomfort of this excess weight on the chest, which also results in better posture.

For women, larger breasts also tend to cause skin irritations where the breasts rub on the upper abdomen as well as irritation that exists in the breast folds (intertrigo).

Bras are often uncomfortable as the strain of heavy breasts may cause painful indentations in the shoulders. Back pain, poor posture and neck aches are often caused by the added weight of large breasts. Chronic neck pain due to forward strain may cause headaches or migraines. Breast reduction surgery is able to alleviate most of these symptoms, making it an increasingly popular choice for those with large breasts.

There are also a plethora of emotional benefits of breast reduction surgery.


Many women complain of large and heavy breasts hindering their ability to exercise. Aerobic activity can often be uncomfortable and even painful, despite supportive sports bras, which in some cases lead to weight gain and consequent self-consciousness and depression. Additionally, numerous women seek breast reduction as a result of struggling with body image and feeling self conscious of their large breasts.


As a result of the surgery, these women often experience better overall self-esteem, improved mental health, and better quality of life. Another unexpected benefit of the surgery is improved sleep. This is primarily due to the fact that many sleep positions become uncomfortable due to the strain of added weight on the chest on muscles and tendons. When the excess tissue is removed through a breast reduction surgery, one is afforded more freedom to find a comfortable sleep position. The consequent improved quality of sleep leads to improve overall health and mental well being.


Dr. Gartner’s, one of the best plastic surgeons in the New York area, specializes in breast reduction surgery. As one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who has Double Board Certification, Dr. Gartner is world renowned as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. He has been able to refine his surgical techniques to provide a less invasive approach, so patients do not have to deal with lengthy, uncomfortable recovery periods and downtime.

For those considering plastic surgery in the New York area, it is reassuring to know that breast reduction continues to be one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures performed at Dr. Gartner’s state-of-the-art surgical facility- Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center – due to the immense benefits the surgery brings to patients, both physically and emotionally.

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