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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Consumer Health Network near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. Peter Hyans, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road, Lawrence Pavillion; First Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Hyans is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hyans honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hyans attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hyans trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Breast Revision, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Reza Momeni, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road, Lawrence Pavilion; 1st Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Reza Momeni's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Momeni is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Momeni attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Momeni is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Momeni has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel B Schmid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Pavillion
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Schmid is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Schmid has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmid include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. James N Gardner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 310
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. James Gardner works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Summit, NJ. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gardner is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Gardner's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.