RESIZE AND RESHAPE YOUR BREASTS – MONTCLAIR, NJ
If you are a woman with heavy, overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery or a mammoplasty can change your life for the better. Women with very large breast who undergo a breast reduction surgery can expect relief from back, neck and shoulder pain, bra strap indentations and skin rashes under the breasts.
Other benefits women can anticipate are unrestricted physical activity, better fitting clothing and relief from self-conscious feelings about breast size.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Covered By Medical Insurance?
Breast reduction is one of the few “cosmetic” procedures that may be covered by insurance so long as medical necessity can be proved. Our office will advise exactly what documentation you will need from you doctors to help gain approval from your insurance company to cover this surgery.
Who Is A Candidate For A Breast Reduction?
Women with large breast often feel self-conscious about their image in addition to suffering from a number of health issues including chronic back, neck and/or shoulder pain. Women who are interested in a breast reduction procedure are:
- Unhappy with and bothered by large and heavy breasts
- Have under-breast rashes
- Heavy breast that causes pain and discomfort (back, neck or shoulder)
- Have difficulty with the fit of their clothing or finding a bra that fits and is comfortable
- Have shoulder marks or indentations from the weight of their breasts.
Dr. Sheila Bond will discuss with you the benefits of a breast reduction and if you are a good candidate.
A breast lift is not advisable in women who are planning to become pregnant in the future. While the procedure does not interfere with breastfeeding, a pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts and offset the results of the procedure.
How Is A Breast Lift Performed?
Dr. Bond’s methods for breast lift surgery are similar to a breast reduction surgery. Specifically, a breast lift is performed by removing the extra sagging skin, as well as tightening the surrounding breast tissue. Dr. Bond’s breast lift surgery takes approximately two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia.
Dr. Sheila Bond will provide options for the placement of the incisions required for the breast lift procedure to accommodate your individual needs. Incision choices might be periareolar (around the areola) or a “T” or “anchor” shape depending on your breast shape or the amount of tissue to be removed and the amount of raising of the nipple/areolar complex that is needed. Many women are candidates for some of the newer techniques which minimize breast scars.
Excess breast tissue, fat and skin are removed where the incisions are made. The areolas will be made appropriately smaller to correspond to the smaller size of the new breasts, and will be repositioned higher on the breast. Scars will generally fade over time and will be improved with a scar control program. All breast tissue that is removed is sent to the pathologist to be examined.
What Is The Recovery Process?
Breast reduction patients go home in a support bra with light dressings over the incision lines. Sutures will self-dissolve over time. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be resumed in seven to ten days; however, you should avoid upper body exercise for at least four weeks. Most patients are back to work in 1-2 weeks with their new, smaller, lifted and more proportional breasts.
Schedule Your Consultation For A Rejuvenated You!
If you are tired of your large breasts that have hindered physical activity or caused you embarrassment, breast reduction may be the answer for you. Call Dr. Sheila Bond today to obtain an appointment. Call (973) 509-0007 for your confidential consultation.
Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).