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Breast Reduction New Jersey – New Jersey Plastic Surgeon
Breast Reduction South Jersey Plastic Surgery
You may be a candidate for Breast Reduction if you have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra strap indentations and chafing under the breasts. You may also desire this procedure if you have excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self confidence. If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise, Breast Reduction may be helpful.
Breast Reduction is intended to give the patient a more attractive contour and smaller breast size as well as freedom from health problems associated with excessively large breasts. Improved self image may also be a result of the Breast Reduction procedure.
The Breast Reduction South Jersey Procedure
Breast Reduction is done under general anesthesia either in the hospital or in a surgery center. Typically, patients can return home the same day. Incisions are made around the pigmented area (the nipple areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple and in the fold under the breast. The nipple areolar complex is moved upward to the desired location; excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed.
Recovery From Breast Reduction South Jersey
The incisions are covered with light dressings, and the breasts are placed in a bra. The bra holds the breasts symmetrically during initial healing. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade in 6 to 12 months. Surgery will probably reduce and possibly eliminate the ability to breast feed.
An additional procedure that would enhance the result is Liposuction of the axillary (underarm) area to reduce excess fat deposits.
Breast Reduction is sometimes covered by insurance though insurance criteria are becoming more and more restrictive. Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre-authorization.
The specific risks and the suitability of Breast Reduction for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.