NJ Breast Reduction | New Jersey Plastic Surgery

NJ Breast Reduction

Women with large breasts who are unhappy with their appearance or who suffer from symptoms such as backpain, chronic neck and shoulder spasm and poor posture may benefit from breast reduction surgery, also called Reduction Mammoplasty. This New Jersey plastic surgery removes fat and glandular tissue from the breast while tightening skin to produce smaller breasts that are more comfortable and in healthier proportion to the rest of the body.

In addition to physical pain and other symptoms, large breasts may also draw unwanted attention that can affect a woman's self-esteem and make her uncomfortable with her appearance. NJ breast reduction can help patients regain confidence and enjoy a renewed self-image by creating a body contour they are proud of.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Rosenberg will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations for surgery, as well as to explain to you the details of the procedure he feels will best suit your body and your particular wishes. This discussion is important in helping patients achieve the precise results they desire. Each procedure is fully customized for each individual patient.* 

*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient. 

Candidates for NJ Breast Reduction

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are women with oversized breasts that cause medical problems, low self-esteem, physical or social discomfort or frustrations with the size of their breasts. Women must not be pregnant or breastfeeding while undergoing this procedure.

It is important for patients to understand the details and risks associated with this procedure, and to have realistic expectations in order to be satisfied with the results of their surgery.

Breast Reduction Procedure

The breast reduction procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about two to four hours, depending on the techniques used and each patient's individual case. There are several different types of incisions that may be used for this procedure. Your doctor will determine the best type for you after evaluating your breasts.

  • Vertical Incision NJ Breast Reduction - Also known as a short-scar breast reduction or "Lollipop" reduction, this technique involves incisions that are placed around the areola and therefore well-concealed and a vertical incision in the lower portion of the breast which usually heals with a minimally visible scar. Vertical breast reduction is the ideal procedure for women with moderately large breasts and creates a beautiful breast with less scarring than traditional "anchor type" breast reduction procedures.
  • Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery - This technique involves both a vertical incision and a horizontal incision and is the preferred technique for women with extremely large breasts. Skin, fat and tissue can be removed from the lower breast and the nipples and areolas may be repositioned as well.

Recovery from NJ Breast Reduction

After the breast reduction procedure, patients will likely experience soreness, swelling and bruising for several days. Bandages will be removed after two days and replaced with a surgical bra. Physical activity should be limited for one to two weeks, while exercise and other strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four weeks.

Patients will return to the doctor to have stitches removed after approximately two to three weeks, at which point most will be able to return to work and other regular activities. It is important to see your doctor for regular follow-up visits to ensure that your breasts are healing properly.

The results of the New Jersey breast reduction procedure are noticeable immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside. Scars will continue to fade with time and can usually be concealed by a bra, bathing suit or low-cut top.

To learn more about the NJ breast reduction procedure and to find out whether or not this procedure is right for you, please contact us at our Fort Lee plastic surgery center today to schedule a consultation. We serve Bergen County!