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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Weinstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Hyans is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and clinical trials. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hyans has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Howard N Tepper, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
522 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Tepper specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Springfield, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Dr. Tepper is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tepper attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tepper (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally 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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Zeitels is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeitels is 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. 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 in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Morristown, NJ. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmid average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmid attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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. James N Gardner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 310
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. James Gardner practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Summit, NJ. Dr. Gardner's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardner has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Matthew Coons practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Coons (or staff) speaks 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. 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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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

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

Dr. Charles Loguda specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loguda include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Loguda is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Loguda is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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