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We found 8 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Westfield, NJ.

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

Dr. Peter Hyans practices plastic surgery and general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hyans's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyans 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. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Larry Phillip Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Weinstein's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Weinstein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Tepper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tepper is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Tepper is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Daniel Schmid sees patients in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Morristown, NJ. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Schmid's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Schmid attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmid is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 surgeon and hand surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Warren, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Zeitels average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeitels include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeitels attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Coons include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. James Gardner is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Summit, NJ. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gardner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gardner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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 sees patients in Westfield, NJ, Warren, NJ, and Summit, NJ. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Loguda is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Loguda is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Loguda speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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.