Why Choose Dr. Andan
Dr. Gordon Andan is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He focuses not only on decreasing overall breast size, but also improving the contours of the breast for a flattering, proportionate final result.
All our cosmetic surgery procedures are performed in our AAAHC accredited operating facility, so you can feel confident about our commitment to your quality of care.
The first step in achieving your ideal look is to talk one-on-one with Dr. Andan. Contact us today or call 516-746-0155 to request your consultation.
Candidates for Breast Reduction
The most common candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who wish to achieve smaller breasts for either improved physical comfort or for an improved body image.
Large breasts may interfere with a woman’s ability to adequately participate in athletic activities. Another frustration is the inability of these women to find properly fitting clothes. For others, the size of their breasts makes them self-conscious. The common theme for most of these women is to have a breast size that matches their frame.
Breast reduction surgery can also be combined with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck. Many women also include breast reduction in their mommy makeovers to fine-tune and turn back time on their post-pregnancy bodies.
Your Breast Reduction Procedure
Choosing to have breast reduction is a personal decision. Dr. Andan ensures that each woman interested in breast reduction fully understands the benefits and options involved. During your consultation, he will take the time to answer any questions you may have and discuss with you the results you can expect from your breast reduction.
During your breast reduction surgery, Dr. Andan may perform liposuction on the breasts or the sides of the breasts (when indicated) so as to improve the breast contours and that of the surrounding areas. He would then proceed to take out the excess pre-determined amount of breast tissue and skin and then reposition the nipple areolar complex in the new pre-determined position, creating smaller, rounder and more youthful and natural-looking breasts.
Dr. Andan will close the incisions using dissolvable sutures that encourage optimal healing. He will follow up with you during your recovery process about how to achieve the ideal scar as your incisions continue to heal. Breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and you can go home once your procedure is complete.
Your Recovery & Results
The night immediately following your breast reduction, you can expect a phone call from our office to make sure you are feeling okay and answer any questions you might have.
Most women take about a week away from their normal routine following a breast reduction. While it’s important to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks following your procedure, you may resume light exercise after the first 2 weeks.
You should notice a difference in your breast size, contours and weight right after your procedure. However, your final results continue to evolve gradually over a couple of months due to post-surgical swelling and bruising. Once your swelling has fully subsided, you should have lighter, more proportionate breasts that allow you to enjoy a wider range of clothing and activities. You should also notice a difference in your back and shoulder comfort. Many women significantly improve their posture and overall quality of life after having a breast reduction.
Your Next Step
Take the next step by requesting your consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us online to schedule your consultation, or call us today at 516-746-0155 to get started.