We found 8 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Westfield, NJ.

Dr. Larry Phillip Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Weinstein's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Hyans, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hyans is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Hyans's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors; Department Chair, Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Summit Medical Group; and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Overlook Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Schmid's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmid include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Schmid accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Schmid attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard N Tepper, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
522 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Tepper works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Springfield, NJ and Westfield, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Tepper's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tepper studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tepper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Dr. Jerrold R Zeitels, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
522 E Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Jerrold Zeitels' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Westfield, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zeitels's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeitels is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew S Coons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2333 Morris Avenue; Suite C216
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Coons, who practices in Union, NJ, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Coons include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coons's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Coons (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Gardner is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Summit, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Gardner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Gardner attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
522 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Loguda is a plastic surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Warren, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Dr. Loguda's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loguda is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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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.
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