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average cost of breast reduction in nj

The average cost of breast reduction in New Jersey is $6,000. However, the actual cost can vary depending on the complexity of your procedure, the type of anesthesia you choose, and the amount of time you spend in the hospital.

Breast reduction surgery can be performed using different techniques and with different types of anesthesia. The most common type is known as “liposuction” and involves removing fat from an area around your breasts. Another option is called “lollipop” breast reduction surgery and involves removing fat through incisions in your armpits instead of under your breasts.

You’ll also have to pay extra money if you want to stay overnight at the hospital after your procedure or if you need additional tests done on top of what’s standard for breast reduction surgeries like mammography or MRI scans.

average cost of breast reduction in nj

Particularly large and heavy breasts can create both aesthetic and physical concerns for women. While some women are self-conscious about a disproportionately top-heavy figure, other women may experience physical symptoms as well. Heavy and pendulous breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Additionally, when heavy breasts rest on the chest, moisture may be trapped, leading to chronic skin rashes and infections underneath the breasts. Heavy breasts may also induce lethargy and reduce the ability to exercise. In certain cases, insurance may cover breast reduction surgery to alleviate these medical conditions.

Breast reduction surgery (reduction mammoplasty) can address both physical and aesthetic concerns by removing fat, breast tissue, and skin to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. Breast reduction is often combined with breast lift surgery in order to elevate and reshape the breasts to give you a more balanced and youthful looking figure. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we understand that breast reduction surgery is a highly personal decision. While some women may desire only a slight decrease in breast size, others may seek more significant reduction, as well as lifting and re-contouring.


The excessive weight of very large, pendulous breasts may cause a variety of medical problems, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, breathing issues, even skeletal deformities. Bra straps may leave indentations in your shoulders, and unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious. Breast Reduction can help such women by removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts.

A Breast Reduction surgically reshapes exceptionally large or heavy breasts to make the patient more comfortable and satisfied. This will make your breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of your areola—the area of darker skin surrounding the nipple. 

This surgery aims to give you smaller, more shapely breasts that are more in proportion to the rest of your body. What can and should be done in your case will depend on a consultation with Dr. Fred Coville. However, the following introductory paragraphs will, we hope, be helpful. Please be sure to ask us at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.

Our Breast Reduction is generally carried out for women who feel their breasts are too big. You may be feeling self-conscious about their size, or it may be that your breasts are causing other problems such as back or shoulder strain. The procedure involves removing some of the breast tissue and lifting the remaining tissue to give a firm, natural result. 

The purpose of breast reduction is usually physical relief rather than cosmetic improvement since very large, sagging breasts restrict activities and cause physical discomfort. That said, Dr. Fred Coville believes that reconstructive plastic surgery, such as breast reduction, and cosmetic plastic surgery are one and the same. 

He strongly believes that every procedure deserves meticulous attention to detail and that his patients should always expect the most aesthetically pleasing result regardless of the procedure requested. For this reason, he routinely keeps his scars to a minimum and very rarely, if ever, leaves the classic “anchor scar” behind.

Breast Reduction is not normally performed until the breasts are fully developed, but it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. Ideal patients are mature enough to understand the procedure and risks fully and have realistic expectations about the results. Some women will prefer to postpone breast reduction surgery if they intend to breastfeed down the road.

Both physical and emotional problems can result from having overly large breasts. The weight of disproportionately large breasts can cause back and neck pain, bra-strap depressions, skeletal deformities, and other health problems. Many women also experience rashes, skin irritation and posture problems. In addition, many women with larger breasts feel self-conscious about their appearance. Breast reduction, offered at our New Jersey practice, can help to alleviate these problems. By removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue from the breasts, Dr. Paul LoVerme can make the breasts smaller, lighter, and firmer. He can also reduce the size of the areolas. Insurance will often cover this procedure for the majority of adolescent and mature women (women present for this operation from their teens to their sixties).

About Breast Reduction Surgery


Individual factors and personal preference will determine the specific technique selected to reduce the size of your breasts. There are many different methods of incision used for breast reduction at The LoVerme Center. The most common incision is the “anchor incision,” but Dr. LoVerme also uses shorter incisions, such as the “lollipop” incision or under-breast incision, when it is appropriate. The size and shape of your natural breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, are factors that will help Dr. LoVerme determine the best technique for you. The nipple/areola stays attached to the breast, maintaining its blood supply and nerves. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is part of Dr. LoVerme’s breast reduction. He will also talk with you about whether you are a candidate for the Laser Bra or Internal Bra procedure.Click to View Photos


A newer procedure, called the “scarless” breast reduction, uses liposuction to reduce the size of the breasts and has been used by Dr. LoVerme since 2001. Dr. LoVerme will contour the breasts as he removes the excess fat tissue through a cannula. This is a procedure that can reduce the size of the breasts, but rarely will it lift the breasts if there is significant sagging. Breast reduction surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, and it is usually possible to resume normal physical activity in about a week. However, rigorous activities and exercise are discouraged for a period of about four weeks following surgery.

Advantage:                         Hidden scar in the armpit with no scars on the breast

Implant Options:              Silicone/Gummy Bear or Saline Implants

Procedure:                          Outpatient. Home the same day. 

Anesthesia:                         General anesthesia 

Length of Procedure:        45 min 

Level of Post-Op Pain:      Special protocol to keep pain to a minimum 

Time Off:                                3-5 days 

Back to the Gym:                Light exercises in 2 weeks 

Incision:                                  Scars are almost “invisible” 

Pricing:                                   $7,000- $8,000**

Looks like a natural crease

*General guidelines, may vary based upon each patient’s situation

**Disclaimer: includes surgeon fees, hospital and anesthesia fees, fees subject to change.

FAQs About Scarless Breast Augmentation

Is the armpit technique as safe as other breast augmentation techniques?

Yes, it is extremely safe. The cut in the armpit is very superficial and does not interfere with any blood vessels, nerves, or lymphatics. It is less invasive than the nipple or crease incision because the armpit incision does not cut through your breast tissue. 

How is the armpit recovery compare to other techniques?

Dr. Lo has performed breast implant surgery through the crease incision, nipple incision and the armpit incision. Of all 3 incisions, Dr. Lo finds that his patients with scarless breast implant technique have the least amount of post-op pain with quicker recovery. You can expect to have some discomfort or pain for 1-2 days after surgery. For most patients, this is controlled by over-the counter pain relief medications. Dr. Lo uses a special protocol during surgery to minimize your pain afterwards.

Why Choose Dr. Lo for my Breast Implant Surgery?

  • Specialist in breast implant surgery with thousands of breast procedures performed
  • Pioneered his ‘scarless’ breast implant technique
  • Expert in creating maximum cleavage and breast fullness
  • Skilled in delivering natural beautiful results that keep them guessing!

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