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Breast Plastic Surgery Services

Plastic surgeons at NYU Langone reconstruct the breast after breast cancer surgery and improve the overall appearance of the breast for those seeking reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery.

We offer all of the latest reconstruction techniques, including the following:

  • breast reduction using the short scar method, which involves a smaller incision than traditional techniques and thus has more cosmetically appealing results
  • breast lift surgery, or mastopexy
  • secondary breast reconstruction and augmentation surgery, which is performed as a separate procedure after surgery to remove all or part of the breast

We also perform breast reconstruction using perforator flaps. In this procedure, performed using microvascular surgical techniques, a new breast is created by using tissue removed from either the stomach or buttocks. Techniques we use include the deep inferior epigastric perforator, known as DIEP, and superior gluteal artery perforator, also known as S-GAP.

Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez and Dr. Nolan S. Karp

Our plastic surgeons, including Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez and Dr. Nolan S. Karp, specialize in the latest techniques to perform breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast surgery. 

Our surgeons are experts in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • breast sagging, also known as breast ptosis
  • breast hyperplasia or macromastia, a benign condition resulting in the overgrowth of breast cells
  • breast hypoplasia, known as underdevelopment

Breast in a Day

Breast in a Day is an innovative surgery for women diagnosed with breast cancer and for those who are at increased risk for cancer. It involves performing two procedures at the same time in one day—a nipple-sparing mastectomy, in which the whole skin envelope of the breast is saved, leaving the nipple and areola intact, and breast reconstruction using implants.

For many women who choose a double mastectomy, breast reconstruction is often performed in multiple surgeries and can take up to a year to fully complete. Breast in a Day requires fewer surgeries, which means less time in the hospital. Many women find that immediate reconstruction performed in one step, known as direct implant reconstruction, can play a significant role in physical and emotional recovery.

Breast in a Day is an option for women who are at high risk for breast cancer or have breast cancer that does not involve the nipple areola, and who choose to have a prophylactic mastectomy before any cancer develops. At NYU Langone, women who choose to have a mastectomy with implant reconstruction may be candidates for direct implants instead of temporary implants or expanders.

NYU Langone seamlessly brings together the best in oncologic and reconstructive breast surgery. Our breast surgical oncologists at Perlmutter Cancer Center and our plastic surgeons maintain ongoing communication throughout the planning process, and create a customized surgical plan for each patient.

We use three-dimensional imaging to assist in preoperative planning, long-term evaluation, and follow-up care after breast reduction, reconstruction, or augmentation.

Our breast plastic surgery services are offered as part of our internationally renowned Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. We offer innovative and technologically advanced techniques for all types of reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery.

Our Breast Plastic Surgeons

Our team of plastic surgeons has vast expertise using the newest techniques to perform breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast surgery.

These surgeons are available at NYU Langone Plastic Surgery Associates—41st Street. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-263-3030.

The following surgeons practice at NYU Langone Plastic Surgery Associates—47th Street. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-355-5779.