Women with large breasts can experience several physical and emotional burdens. Breast reduction surgery creates a more balanced body proportion that can help women who are looking to free themselves from the discomfort and other problems caused by their breasts. Dr. Evan Sorokin is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon at Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery in New Jersey who performs breast reduction surgery on a regular basis to give his patients a more balanced appearance. This surgery provides great relief for Dr. Sorokin’s patients who suffer from physical and emotional discomfort. Dr. Sorokin is known for his specialization in breast surgery – from breast reduction surgery to complex revision cases.
Reasons For Reduction@headingTag>
Many women with larger breasts find that breast reduction surgery results in a remarkable transformation if their breast size causes:
- Back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Self-consciousness and emotional anxiety
- Premature sagging
- Disproportionate or top heavy body shape
- Discomfort during physical activity
- Painful bra strap marks and/or rashes
- Unwelcome stares and awkwardness
Breast Reduction Reviews
"20 Years Old, 5'7", 160lbs -- 34A Looking to Upgrade to C Cup SALINE - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Sorokin and his staff were very friendly and accommodating from the time I called the office, to walking in for the first time, until the time I walked out of my consultation visit. I felt very at home and welcomed at the office. They answered all of my questions and were very professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Following surgery, I feel I couldn't have chosen a better doctor and staff. They were genuinely excited for me from start to finish! Super accommodating and friendly. - - Fall 2013This is kind of where my journey starts OFFICIALLY. It’s the first time I could think of when I verbally said out loud to my mother “I want a boob job” and actually meant it, no joking. Yeah, I’ve definitely thought about it in the past, but it was a fantasy, a figment of my imagination to wonder what it would be like to have bigger boobs. Growing up, I saw all of the girls around me getting bigger and bigger and I thought to myself, “Maybe I’m just a late bloomer.” Well, the truth of it is, I never really physically bloomed in THAT way. I guess you could say it was my genes that caused this, as my mom had the same body type as me at the same age. My parents did a great job raising me to be proud of who I am, inside and out, and boosting my self esteem. I ‘ve always just simply joked at the fact that I had “the chest of an eleven year old boy”…but for real. While I’ve never been depressed or super hung up on it, the fact that I’m not as blessed in that department as other women is always on my mind. I often find myself comparing my body type to others and most of the time feeling unproportional to my muscular thighs and voluptuous booty. It kind of started as a joke with my mom. I’m twenty years old and in college. I started my first semester in my program as a junior and surprisingly began outshining what I thought I could do by receiving multiple As on tests and quizzes. I would ask my mom “How many As do I have to get to get a boob job?” And when the next A came along I would jokingly say “Add another A to the boob fund!!!” The fact of the matter is, while I was somewhat joking around, there was a part of me that was serious. Let’s get it straight that, while I’m funding my own enhancements and I am an independent woman who doesn’t need the approval of others to make my own decisions. However, I do value my mother’s and father’s acceptance and opinion of the situation because, let’s face it, it is a BIG deal and I do still live under THEIR roof. Anyway, this continued all semester until I received a 4.0 – way higher than I expected for myself. These are the definite points where I decided I wasn’t really joking anymore.March 2014From my previous post, these types of comments to my mom continued into spring semester of my junior year, where I continued to improve and stay on top of my grades. I was talking to a friend in my classes who was getting breast reductions and we got pretty in depth with our conversation. It was this day that I REALLY thought about a decision to get a breast augmentation (I learned the medical term recently after a lot of research). I was talking to my mom and for the first time on the subject I got 100% completely real with her. No jokes. No laughing about it. I told her that I was really considering the enhancement and what she and my dad thought about it. I disclosed the honest truth that, when I go out at night, I have to choose between looking proportional, being happy, and boosting my confidence, or not looking proportional. Along with looking proportional came the inevitable embarrassment of going home with a guy (one I had been talking to for a while), him going to take off my “bulletproof bras” (bombshells and similar), and seeing there’s actually nothing but a small handful there…Needless to say, I had never verbally spoken these truthful words before. I was surprised when my mom responded that she would support my decision. She told me that I am beautiful just the way I am and I have a personality to match that, but she understands what I am going through. I also had to do all of the research and calling offices by myself, as an adult.Honestly, this made me a little nervous because I did not want any nurses or surgeons offices to judge me when I disclosed that I wanted a breast augmentation. First and foremost, I wanted to know what I was getting myself into financially because, honestly, I had no idea where prices could lay. I went the route of looking up offices around New Jersey and Philadelphia because those are close to home. For a lot of the offices, still being a little nervous, I used the contact us link on their websites. I sent a message similar to: Hi,I am considering breast augmentation surgery and was wondering if you would be able to provide me with an approximate total cost for the procedure? I do know that the cost can vary from patient to patient, I just want to be informed of an estimate so I know what to expect going into the process and decide where to go from there!Thank youWhen I got some answers from a few offices, I mustered up the courage to call a few offices and speak to their representatives or nurses. To my surprise, all of them sounded very nice, courteous, helpful, and cheerful over the phone, eliminating all of my thoughts about them potentially judging me. I learned that around my area, the surgery total costs anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 and up. This surprised me as well because I didn’t know what to expect at all. I did understand that picking the procedure and doctor based on price wasn’t the way to go about this, so I did research a bunch of the surgeons, their awards, patient reviews, certifications, etc. I looked at before and after pictures to explore the results they gave their patients and discussed every step of the way with my mom to keep her informed of what I was finding out. While I was doing this, I was also doing a lot of research about the surgery, the procedure, recovery, types of implants, types of incisions, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I could think of. I discovered I could only consider saline implants because silicone is only FDA approved for women 22 and up. I also discovered that there were different types of shells (textured versus smooth), projections/profiles, and incisions (inframammary: under breast crease, axillary: through the armpit, and periareolar: around the nipple). Through my research, I found a lot of questions I still had that I 100% wanted answered by a doctor and not just blogs, even if they all agreed. I decided to make a consultation visit with Dr. Evan Sorokin in Cherry Hill, NJ. His office seemed up to date and state-of-the-art. His staff seemed very friendly and accommodating. He is certified and has won multiple “Top Doc” awards for different areas. His before and after results seemed very promising. Due to all of this, I went for it and scheduled my consultation appointment for the second week in May, just after I got home from college for the summer. April 2014I forgot to mention that I do have a few friends that have had breast augmentations. If you get the chance to talk to someone who is open about their procedure, DO IT! My friends were blatantly honest about everything. They helped me figure out how to choose a doctor, gave me their opinions on different implant types, and explained their recovery process. It could take a few days to not be in pain, or it could take a couple weeks according to one of my friend’s experiences. Despite the pain, tough day-to-day experience, and being dependent on her boyfriend for about two weeks, she told me she would do it again a million times. She is so happy about her decision and even though she was in the same emotional state as me about the situation (not depressed or socially anxious), she told me it just gave her the boost of confidence she "- J. / RealSelf / May 14, 2014
During the initial consultation, Dr. Sorokin will discuss surgical options for breast reduction surgery, as well as gain a clear understanding as to what the patient’s objectives are. This allows him to select a surgical method that will give patients the best breast size, position, and shape they want. Dr. Sorokin will also help patients weigh the pros and cons of breast reduction surgery so they can make an informed decision.
Dr. Sorokin's breast reduction technique does more than just create smaller breasts. He also creates breasts that are lighter, firmer, and elevated for an improved look and feel. The breast reduction procedure begins with a carefully placed incision that circles the areola and drops down to where the breast connects to the chest wall (also known as the inframammary fold). Through this incision, Dr. Sorokin is able to remove excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. He then repositions the nipple and areola and closes the incision to give the breasts a tightened and lifted look. Variations on this technique may be used depending on the patient’s body and cosmetic goals.
Compression and medical chest wraps are applied immediately following the procedure to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Patients will need to get plenty of rest and limit their movement for several days after surgery. Once the bandages are removed, patients are fitted with a specialized surgical bra that will need to be worn at all times for several weeks. Although most patients return to their daily activities in a few days, the breasts may still ache occasionally for up to a month. Most swelling and bruising will subside in the first few weeks, but it may be 6 months to a year before the breasts settle into their new shape, and even then, their shape may change in response to hormonal shifts, weight changes, or pregnancy. The patient’s breasts may swell and become tender during the first menstrual period after surgery. Stitches are generally removed in 1-3 weeks. Many patients are concerned about scarring following breast reduction surgery. Dr. Sorokin will place incisions so that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible, but scars may remain lumpy and red for several months before gradually becoming less obvious.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Sorokin will develop a treatment plan based on the patient’s needs and goals and then he will be able to provide a cost estimate. The estimate includes such items as the surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, operating room fee, and any materials needed during or after the surgery. On average, this surgery runs between $7,000-$10,000. While some insurance plans may cover breast reduction, Dr. Sorokin does not participate with commercial insurance plans. The staff at Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery will work with patients to secure the financing for their procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Reduction FAQs@headingTag>
Scarring is a part of any medical procedure that requires an incision. Over time, scars will fade from red to pink to white, and their appearance can be further reduced by closely following the post-operative instructions given by Dr. Sorokin. Topical ointments and herbal supplements, such as Arnica Montana, can also lessen the appearance of scars, but patients should talk to Dr. Sorokin before using anything. Patients who are still bothered by scars after they've healed may consider laser skin resurfacing, which can help further fade the scars.
Altered sensations of the breast skin and nipple are common temporary symptoms following breast reduction surgery. Some women may experience numbness, while others may experience hypersensitivity. In some cases, normal sensation may not return.
Reduction or Lift?@headingTag>
Some women with large breasts only want to eliminate the sagging that makes their breasts look older and their goals can usually be accomplished with a breast lift. Other women are unhappy with both the large size and shape of their breasts and will benefit most from a breast reduction. Dr. Sorokin will provide patients with a professional recommendation during the initial consultation.