What Are The Pros And Cons Of Having Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is an increasingly popular procedure among both men and women in the New York area.

One of the most common reasons people, particularly women, elect for the surgery is due to the problems caused by disproportionately large breasts. Large breasts are generally heavy and tend to cause physical discomfort and chronic pain in the lower back, waist or neck. Due to the excess amount of strain on the back caused by enlarged breasts, if they are not corrected, there may be serious long-term implications.


Dr. Gartner, one of the leading plastic surgeons in New York, specializes in breast reduction surgery, for both men and women. For those considering the procedure, it is important to understand the pros and cons associated with it.

To begin, breast reduction surgery is a usually a completely safe and effective procedure. However, choosing a highly qualified surgeon, such as Dr. Gartner, who is a world renowned as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery is the best way to ensure the utmost protection and optimal results.


Breast reduction surgery is an effective way to alleviate the chronic back, shoulder and neck pain associated with having large breasts. As a result, patients are able to enjoy not only the physical benefits of the surgery, but the emotional benefits as well.

Another consequence of having larger breasts is that they tend to cause skin irritations where the breasts rub on the upper abdomen as well as irritation that exists in the breast folds (intertrigo). A reduction in breast size tackles the root cause of the skin irritation and alleviates the associated discomfort.

For many, large breasts may also be a source of self-consciousness and lead to body image issues and depression. By reducing breast size, these individuals are able to improve their emotional wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and thereby experience an improvement in their quality of life.

On the flip side, if the breast reduction surgery is not performed correctly and by a reputable plastic surgeon, serious health issues or complications such as infections may result.


It should also be noted that, breast reduction surgery might hinder woman’s ability to breastfeed as it tends to make the nipple numb in some cases.

It is important to note that, again, choosing the right clinic is of utmost importance when undergoing any surgery, particularly breast reduction, in order to minimize risks. In some cases, if the surgery is not performed well, there may be more intense scarring as well as a long and painful recovery period.

Dr. Gartner is known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the New York area and operates one of the top 10 plastic surgery clinics in the region. As a plastic surgeon, 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.

Furthermore, the clinic itself is a state-of-the-art facility that houses the most advanced surgical technologies in the medical aesthetic field. Dr. Gartner and his team at Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, take great measures in providing the utmost level of care during each treatment. Rest assured, breast reduction is one of the most rewarding cosmetic procedures performed at this state-of-the-art surgical facility.

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