I am a New York Licensed and an Israeli Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I serve as the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Elmhurst Hospital after completing two specialty fellowship programs: a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a Lymphedema surgery fellowship program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Wiser is the best surgeon ever very professional. My experience with Dr. Wiser from start to finish was great. Not to mention his entire team. I remember my very first conversation with Helen his Practice Manager she was so responsive. After my initial conversation with Helen and my consultation with Dr. Wiser, I knew he was the best option for me. I did a breast reduction and lift. I was very please with the service from the day of surgery to after. I really appreciated the follow-up calls and check up after surgery. I recently had my two-weeks post opt appointment and Im happy to say that I am 100% satisfied with my results. I am getting so many compliments and I feel way much better overall. I couldn't be any more happier with the outcome. From the bottom of my heart thank you so Dr. Wiser, Helen and the entire team. Choosing Dr. Wiser as my surgeon was the best decision ever. I highly recommend him. Не simply the BEST!!!!!!
Dr. Wiser is amazing! I had been thinking about a breast reduction for years and finally decided to do it. I researched a bunch of doctors and was 100% I would only be comfortable with a female doctor but from the first visit knew I would be continuing with Dr. Wiser. His office made everything extremely easy and the process could not have been any smoother. Не was experienced, professional and just a great guy who made me feel comfortable during all the steps of the surgery! Best decision I've made, 100% recommend Dr. Wiser.
Your breasts are a defining feature of your shapely figure, but sometimes they're too large or heavy for your frame. The constant weight can become a source of discomfort, but breast reduction surgery can give you a balanced, lighter chest by removing excess fat and tissue that weighs your breasts down. Women of all ages choose breast reduction surgery for both cosmetic and medical reasons and enjoy lasting results that improve not just their confidence but their quality of life as well. Some common concerns this procedure can address include:
Dr. Wiser is a specialty-trained plastic surgeon able to create stunning results accentuate your natural curves. With careful preoperative planning and state-of-the-art 3D simulation technology, you'll be able to visualize your results before surgery and determine the breast size that's right for you. You'll also be involved in every step of the decision-making process and Dr. Wiser will be available to go over any questions or concerns that may arise. When you choose Dr. Wiser, you're selecting a highly credential surgeon committed to providing the personalized plastic surgery experience you deserve. Backed by a dedication to improve the confidence and quality of life of each patient that walks through his doors, it's no surprise why Dr. Wiser is quickly becoming New York's top preferred choice for women seeking breast reduction surgery.
Women seek breast reduction surgery for a number of reasons. Breasts that are too large can lead to neck and back pain, emotional distress and lifestyle challenges that make certain activities difficult to perform. Breast reduction surgery can also be used to reverse the effects of pregnancy, aging or weight loss, and remove loose skin and tissue to restore a firmer, more natural appearance. Whatever your reason for decreasing the size of your breasts, Dr. Wiser will create a customized procedure plan that meets your needs. He also takes the time to get to know you and understand your goals and concerns while explaining each step of the procedure, ensuring you have everything you need to make an informed decision.
Breast reduction surgery decreases the size of your breasts by removing extra skin, tissue and fat. This is accomplished using strategically-placed incisions that allow Dr. Wiser to access the surgical site with minimal scarring. The volume of your breasts will be reduced with care and precision to ensure symmetrical, pleasing results, but the postoperative shape of your breasts will be determined by your natural contours. Dr. Wiser uses advanced 3D technology to help you visualize your results before your procedure, giving you clear insight so you can feel confident about achieving your goals.
After breast reduction surgery, you'll feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest — literally. The removal of excess fat and tissue will lighten your breasts, alleviating many of the painful symptoms or limitations you felt prior to surgery. Many women also report improved confidence and self-esteem after a breast reduction, with a better-proportioned figure that makes it easier to exercise, find clothing that fits and feel comfortable in their skin.
Since breast reduction surgery sculpts firmer, lighter breasts by removing existing fat and tissue, your results will be 100 percent natural. That means no fillers, implants or other synthetic materials, so your breasts will retain their natural shape and contours. It also means that your breasts will also continue to change in response to aging, weight gain or pregnancy. If you're planning to become pregnant, discuss your options with Dr. Wiser to understand how this may impact your results. Breast reduction may also affect your ability to breastfeed and some women choose to wait until they're done having children to undergo the procedure.
Whatever your future holds, Dr. Wiser's goal is to give you long-lasting results that you'll love. He'll work closely with you to achieve the right-sized breasts that fit your body and your life.
Scheduling your procedure at the right time can not only have a big influence on the longevity of your results, but also ensure you're able to rest as your body heals. Most patients can expect a recovery period of two to four weeks, but each woman is different and Dr. Wiser will provide specific instructions based on your procedure. If you have any questions or concerns after your surgery, he will be available to address them to ensure your comfort throughout the recovery process. With a patient-centered approach and dedication to helping you reach your goals, Dr. Wiser's focus will be on you every step of the way for a smooth recovery and warm, personalized experience unlike any other.
The positioning of scars in a breast reduction or lift procedure typically falls into two categories: a lollipop scar or an anchor (inverted T) scar.
The latter provides a superior breast contour but results in a longer scar, as opposed to the lollipop scar.
Potential complications post breast reduction or lift are generally mild and can include localized infection, minor wound disruptions that are treated locally, and in those with a genetic predisposition, a higher occurrence of hypertrophic scars, which are thick and/or darker in color.
There's no need to remove stitches following breast augmentation as they are located internally and will dissolve over time.
Recovery times can be quick!Post-surgeryy, you will be provided with a sports bra that should be worn constantly for a month, except during showers.
You should avoid strenuous exercise, sexual activit,y and sleeping on your stomach for the first two weeks. Beyond that, there are no specific restrictions.
A bespoke pain management strategy may involve various medications that work in combination.
Dr. Wiser utilizes a regional nerve block to numb the operated area with a long-lasting anesthetic known as Exparel®.
It remains active for up to 72 hours, minimizing pain during the first few days post-surgery, which is typically when discomfort is most acute.
Breast reduction involves decreasing the breast size and elevating the nipple-areolarr complex, whereas a breast lift only entails the latter.
If you're experiencing symptoms like breast heaviness, irritation in the breast folds, back/shoulder or neck pain, or feel that your breast volume is too large in the bra, you might be a good candidate for breast reduction. On the other hand, if you're content with your breast volume when wearing a bra but find your breasts are saggy, a breast lift might be suitable for you.
The recovery period for breast reduction or lift surgery typically spans several weeks.
Generally, most patients can return to work and engage in light activities after about 1-2 weeks.
However, it's important to remember that full recovery may take up to 6 weeks or more, and it can take several months for the breasts to settle into their new shape.
The optimal time for a breast reduction or lift really depends on individual circumstances, rather than a specific age.
Generally, it is advisable to wait until the breasts have fully developed.
However, in cases where a woman is suffering from significant discomfort or self-consciousness, the procedure may be performed earlier.
While it's generally possible to breastfeed after a breast reduction or lift, the procedures may affect your ability to do so.
Some surgical techniques can disrupt the milk ducts, affecting milk production.
It's important to discuss any future breastfeeding plans with Dr. Wiser prior to surgery.
Insurance coverage for breast reduction or lift surgeries can vary widely depending on your insurance provider and specific policy.
In some cases, if a breast reduction is deemed medically necessary due to symptoms like chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, it may be covered.
It's important to consult with your insurance company and us to understand your coverage.
At WiserMD, we want you to love your breasts and not feel like they're holding you back. Overly large or heavy breasts can lead to stress and discomfort, but board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Itay Wiser can relieve you of both with breast reduction surgery. If you're ready to improve your health and redefine your contours with smaller, lighter breasts, we invite you to discover the level of care that sets WiserMD apart from the rest. Contact or call us today at 347-905-4665 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Wiser.