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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's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Weinstein 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. In addition to English, Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Weinstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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' specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hyans attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Hyans's clinical interests include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Hyans average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hyans has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hyans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Breast Revision, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tepper's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tepper accepts. He graduated from 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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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Coons specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Union, NJ. Dr. Coons obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and 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). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coons (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Schmid is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schmid honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among Dr. Gardner's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Gardner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and 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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Westfield, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeitels include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeitels honors. Dr. Zeitels studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Charles Loguda is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Loguda include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Loguda is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Loguda studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.