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

Dr. Peter Hyans specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Hyans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hyans attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Larry Weinstein is a specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein is a graduate of 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. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Howard Tepper practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Tepper's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tepper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Tepper is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerrold Zeitels' medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Zeitels has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Zeitels studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Wounds, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Coons is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Coons (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among Dr. Coons's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Coons completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Schmid's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Schmid graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmid include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. His 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). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gardner is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Gardner has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Charles Loguda works as a plastic surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Warren, NJ, and Summit, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loguda include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loguda is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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.