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Breast Reduction

Having extremely large, heavy breasts can create problems that are physical, aesthetic, and emotional in nature. The pain and extra weight that overly large breasts create can lead to neck, back, and shoulder issues, as well as skin irritation caused by friction.

Shopping for clothes becomes an anxiety-producing endeavor, making you feel like you can’t find clothing which flatters your figure and looks right on your body. Heavy breasts can even impact your ability to be as physically active as you would like, as high impact activities can be painful. For arguably the best breast reduction New Jersey has to offer, contact us at Princeton Plastic Surgeons.

What is a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of overly large breasts, resulting in an attractive, balanced silhouette. Breast reduction surgery addresses all of the aesthetic and physical concerns of women who have extremely large breasts by removing excess skin, breast tissue, and fat in the area. The remaining breast tissue is resculpted to create an attractive, balanced, and appealing breast look and shape.

How is a Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed in the comfort of our Princeton offices under anesthesia in order to allow your complete comfort during your surgical procedure. The type of anesthesia used is typically either twilight or general anesthesia. Dr. Hamawy will then remove excess skin, breast tissue, and fat from your breasts, creating a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Dr. Hamawy will carefully consider your body type and your vision for your new breasts when sculpting your new breasts.

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Where Will my Incisions Be Placed?

The type of incision used will largely be determined by your physical anatomy, as well as how much tissue will need to be removed in order to complete your breast reduction in Princeton, NJ. In some cases, a “lollipop” incision is used which encircles the areola and then travels vertically down to the underside of the breast. If there is a great deal of tissue which must be removed, a traditional anchor incision will be used – in the breast fold and vertically to the nipple, and around the areola. Some may require only a “donut” or “crescent” incision, around the areola.

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Women who are not happy with the appearance of their breasts or who are experiencing medical problems such as neck, back, and shoulder pain, or skin infections due to the friction underneath the breasts and are in generally good health are usually good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery can improve your life in many ways including:

  • Decreasing the weight and size of your breasts
  • Providing you with a more balanced figure
  • Correction of extreme drooping of your breasts
  • Reduction of back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Relieving irritating skin rashes
  • Repositioning of the nipple to a higher, youthful breast location
  • Increasing your self-confidence

How is a Breast Reduction Performed?

Breast reduction surgery is performed in the comfort of our Princeton offices under anesthesia in order to allow your complete comfort during your surgical procedure. The type of anesthesia used is typically either twilight or general anesthesia. Dr. Hamawy will then remove excess skin, breast tissue, and fat from your breasts, creating a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing silhouette. Dr. Hamawy will carefully consider your body type and your vision for your new breasts when sculpting your new breasts.

Where Will my Incisions Be Placed?

The type of incision used will largely be determined by your physical anatomy, as well as how much tissue will need to be removed in order to complete your breast reduction. In some cases, a “lollipop” incision is used which encircles the areola and then travels vertically down to the underside of the breast. If there is a great deal of tissue which must be removed, a traditional anchor incision will be used – in the breast fold and vertically to the nipple, and around the areola. Some may require only a “donut” or “crescent” incision, around the areola.

What is the Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery Like?

Most patients report that there is not much pain following breast reduction surgery, only a bit of discomfort. You should expect to have some bruising, swelling, and tenderness for the first one to two weeks following your procedure.

You will need to take at least one week off of work following your surgery to allow your body to heal. Light activity is permitted within a few days of your breast reduction surgery. You should avoid strenuous activities such as pushing, pulling, or lifting, or vigorous exercise for three to four weeks following the procedure.

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Will My Insurance Cover a Breast Reduction?

Coverage policies vary from one insurance company to the next. If it can be proven that your breast reduction surgery is medically necessary, however, the likelihood that your insurance company will cover breast reduction surgery is greater. Our warm, friendly staff is experienced in dealing with the requirements of insurance companies and are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Will I Need to Have a Nipple or Areola Reduction as Well?

This is a very personal decision. Many women who seek breast reduction surgery also prefer to have their nipples or areolas reduced to create even more of an aesthetic improvement. Nipple reduction surgery can be performed at the same time as your breast reduction surgery.


Why Should I Choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons?

Dr. Adam Hamawy has a breadth of experience that has made him not just a top plastic surgeon, but also highly-skilled in the technical aspects of surgery and its artistry. He knows that you have many options in seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon and takes the responsibility of realizing the vision you have for your body very seriously.

Dr. Hamawy will carefully listen to your needs and goals in seeking breast reduction surgery before thoughtfully advising you on the best path to achieve those goals. You can be sure you are in the best hands when you come to Princeton Plastic Surgeons.

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