Large breasts have long been a fixture of celebrity news and advertising. However, for many women the reality of an ample chest is not so glamorous. Debilitating neck and back pain are often an everyday problem with oversized breasts. Furthermore, they can result in unwanted looks and attention.
Many women benefit both physically and emotionally from breast reduction surgery. Find out if the procedure is right for you by calling 973-509-2000 to schedule your initial consultation. New Jersey Plastic Surgery serves patients in Montclair, Clifton, Newark, and the nearby areas, as well as visitors from outside the state.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
The goal of breast reduction surgery is obviously to reduce the size of your bust. Our plastic surgeons will take several different considerations into account when discussing your options for breast surgery:
- Are you in good overall health?
- Do you smoke?
- Do you suffer from pain in your neck, shoulders, and back because of overly heavy breasts?
- Are you limited in the exercises and other physical activity you can do?
- Do bra straps leave indentations in your shoulder due to excess weight?
- Is the skin beneath your breasts irritated by friction?
The answers to these questions will help our plastic surgeons determine if breast reduction is right for you. It is also important to have realistic expectations of what reduction surgery can achieve.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?
Women who opt for breast reduction surgery enjoy some of the highest levels of satisfaction with their results. This may be in part because of the physical relief they have from the removal of excess tissue, but the procedure also has advantages such as:
- Greater confidence
- Tops fit better
- Bras are more comfortable
- Less unwanted attention
- Better proportion for your figure
The key to attaining the full benefits of breast reduction is personalization. It is crucial for your plastic surgeons to perform the surgery in a way that optimizes the shape and positioning of your breasts according to your unique physical characteristics.
Why Choose New Jersey Plastic Surgery
As a world-class photographer and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry DiBernardo understands how important proportion is to a woman’s physique. He and our team of doctors strive to deliver personalized results, and we pay close attention to how reducing your breasts will complement your overall figure.
Prior to the procedure, we will discuss the optimal surgical technique for your goals. Options include:
- An anchor-shaped incision around the nipple and along the curve of the breast
- A circular incision made around the nipple
- An incision around the nipple that extends to the crease of the breast
Generally, surgical excision of excess tissue, skin, and fat is necessary for effective reduction. However, should extra fat be the principal cause of surplus breast size, our plastic surgeons may be able to reduce your breasts through liposuction alone.
Regardless of the technique and steps involved, our plastic surgeons will endeavor to minimize scarring from the procedure and place incisions in locations that are concealed by the natural shape of the breast and/or clothing and undergarments. For best results after the procedure, be sure to follow all postsurgical instructions.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?
In some cases, your health insurance provider may cover the cost of breast reduction if having large breasts is causing you chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. In addition, New Jersey Plastic Surgery offers financing through CareCredit and PatientFi to help you fit reduction surgery into your budget.
Get a price quote on breast reduction as part of your comprehensive consultation at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. Please call 973-509-2000 today to get started. We serve patients in Montclair, Clifton, and Newark, as well as guests from across the United States and around the world.
Oversized breasts can often be the cause of debilitating neck or back pain. New Jersey Plastic Surgery is located in Montclair and performs breast reduction surgery on women in Morristown,Bloomfield, Essex, and the adjacent neighborhoods.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction is a term that refers to a surgical procedure that can make one or both of your breasts smaller. Many unfortunate problems can arise from having exceptionally large breasts including discomfort, rashes under the breasts, a disproportionate figure, and a negative self-image. Women who have oversized breasts choose to have the procedure done because it can significantly improve their quality of life. Additionally, the procedure helps to reshape your breasts, given them a perkier, more youthful appearance.
Benefits of a Breast Reduction Surgery
Sometimes, women with very large breasts find that they can be uncomfortable or hard to live with. Clothes may not fit properly, you may receive unwanted attention, or you may be experiencing back pain or pressure. A reduction mammoplasty can make your breasts smaller in shape and size to help alleviate some of these problems. Reducing the size of your breasts can help you feel less insecure, more confident, and more comfortable in your skin. Changes in weight, pregnancy, or new tissue growth may affect the size of your breasts slightly over time, but the results are intended to be permanent and enjoyed for years to come.
The Best Candidates for Breast Reduction
Breast reduction surgery is ideal for women who wish to reduce the overall mass and volume of their breasts. The best candidates include women who:
- Experience discomfort, pain, or soreness in their neck, back, or shoulders
- Have uncomfortable bra strap imprints on their shoulders and around their chest
- Have one breast that is noticeably larger than the other
- Find their mobility and physical activities are limited
- Experience constant unwanted attention
- Have trouble finding clothes that are large enough to accommodate their breasts
- Experience self-consciousness or low self-esteem when wearing baiting suits or lingerie
Candidates should be responsible, in general good health, and have realistic expectations for the outcome.
Planning Your Breast Reduction Surgery
During your initial consultation, measurements, pictures, and notes will be taken on your breasts, as well as your body type, health, and medical history. Dr. Barry DiBernardo is an experienced surgeon that will help you understand the procedure and the expected outcome. At the first meeting, you should discuss any questions, concerns, or expectations you may have with the doctor.
Preparing for Your Breast Reduction Surgery
Before you undergo surgery, you will be given a list of stipulations and instructions you are expected to follow to ensure the procedure goes as smoothly as possible. This may include restrictions on certain foods, drinks, activities, or medicines. New Jersey Plastic Surgery recommends all patients ask a friend or family member to accompany them to surgery so they can be safely escorted home. It is also best to have someone around the house during the first few days so you can comfortably relax.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
The breast reduction procedure is most commonly performed under general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends mostly on the amount of tissue that is to be removed though it commonly lasts between two to four hours. Though there are many techniques available, the most common involves an anchor-shaped incision made around the areola and along the natural curve of the breasts. Excess skin, tissue, and glandular fat are removed, and the areola and nipple are resituated. Finally, the skin is pulled tight to form your breasts’ new shape, and the incisions are closed with stitches. In cases where only fat needs to be removed, liposuction can be used to minimize scarring.
Getting Back to Normal After Breast Reduction Surgery
Post-surgical dressings or garments are used immediately following surgery. After a few days, the patient can transition into a soft, post-surgical bra that is to be worn for the next couple of weeks. Any pain or discomfort can be easily managed with medications, and you will be back to your regular activates before you know it. It will be necessary to refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for several weeks following the procedure. Your doctor will work out a schedule so you can fully understand what to expect from the healing process.
Keep in mind that you will likely need to buy a whole new set of bras, shirts, and jackets to comfortably fit your new bust size. It will take time for you and your loved ones to get used to the change, but ultimately you will find you are satisfied with the results. Any back and shoulder pain should subside as your breasts will be a more comfortable, manageable size. The final result is often increased self-image, a comfortable sense of self, a more proportionate silhouette, and a better-fitting wardrobe.
Cost of Breast Reduction in Montclair, NJ
Talk to your insurance provider to find out if they cover a breast reduction surgery. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express, and Discover®. Financing options are available via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM.
You don’t need to suffer from pain or discomfort due to oversized breasts any longer. A breast reduction surgery by New Jersey Plastic Surgery can help you feel better about yourself. We are located in Montclair, New Jersey, and offer expert services to residents of Bloomfield, Morristown, Essex, and the surrounding neighborhoods.