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Breast Reduction Surgery Cost New Jersey

Women who have enormous breasts yet are self-conscious about how they look and feel they can’t be active or find clothes that fit them may benefit from breast reduction surgery.

Your breasts’ extra tissue, fat, and skin may be removed during the surgery. Moreover, it can lessen the size of the areola, a dark spot that surrounds the nipple.

Some women decide to have breast reduction surgery in order to boost their self-confidence and quality of life. If you’re thinking about having this surgery, it’s crucial to understand how much it will cost, who will perform the treatment, and how long you’ll need to recover.

In this article, we’ll also examine breast reduction weight requirements and breast lift new jersey cost.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction at our practice in Paramus, New Jersey, can reduce your breasts to a size that is right for you, providing relief from back and shoulder pain. It is one of the highest-rated procedures in terms of patient satisfaction. 

Cost & Recovery

  • $14,530 – $18,455*
  • Most patients return to a desk job within the first week after surgery

Quick Facts

  • Breast reduction can be safely performed in teens after the breasts have fully developed.
  • A breast lift is performed at the same time as a reduction to achieve a more youthful shape.
  • Breast asymmetry can be addressed during breast reduction.
  • 86,543 women had a breast reduction in 2019.*

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Do you feel your breasts are too large for your body? Are you tired of dealing with back, neck, and shoulder pain and clothing that feels too tight on your chest? Breast reduction surgery can help. It’s a popular procedure here at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Parker and our team love helping patients achieve near-immediate relief from their symptoms—as well as smaller, lighter, and more youthfully shaped breasts!

What Are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?

Overly large, heavy breasts can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as feelings of self-consciousness and difficulty in finding clothing that fits. Breast reduction can alleviate many of these symptoms almost immediately, restoring your freedom to enjoy physical and social activities.

After breast reduction surgery, almost all patients state their physical discomfort from the heavy and sagging breasts is eliminated. Additionally, they report how much better they look and feel in clothing, their ability to exercise more comfortably, and enhanced self-esteem.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost in New Jersey?

At Parker Center, breast reduction surgery starts at $13,780 depending on the extent of surgery needed to achieve a patient’s goals, as well as what procedures are involved (i.e., liposuction alone vs. an anchor reduction and lift). At the end of your consultation with Dr. Parker, we will provide an individualized price quote with a breakdown of all associated costs.

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Do I Need a Breast Reduction or a Breast Lift? 

While it is true that larger breasts are often more prone to sagging, these procedures have different goals—and determining the right option for you depends on your natural anatomy and what you hope to achieve. 

  • Breast reduction surgery removes natural breast tissue to create a smaller breast mound. While the majority of breast reduction patients also benefit from lifting, the primary goal of a breast reduction is not to correct breast sagging. Instead, a breast reduction reduces excess breast tissue to a more manageable size while improving the shape and position of the breast and nipple/areolar complex. Dr. Parker includes lifting techniques in all of his breast reduction procedures.
  • Breast lift surgery is designed to address breast sagging without dramatically altering the size of the breasts. Rather, this procedure removes excess skin and lifts the breasts higher on the chest for a more youthful appearance. A breast lift can be performed on breasts of all sizes, and many women with smaller breasts benefit from a breast lift after weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, or the natural impact of aging. In fact, breast lift surgery is often combined with breast augmentation to correct deflation and improve breast shape; this is referred to as augmentation mastopexy.

As with any breast procedure, Dr. Parker’s goal with breast reduction is to help you alleviate your symptoms and create smaller, shapelier breasts that are natural in proportion to your body. During your consultation, he will assess your current breast size, chest width, height, and any existing asymmetry, and talk with you about your desired breast size to agree upon a breast size and shape that is best for you.

What Are My Breast Reduction Options at Parker Center?

There are 3 main methods of performing breast reduction:

  • Liposuction
  • Vertical or “lollipop” reduction
  • Inverted T or anchor breast reduction.

Dr. Parker takes care to use the most scar-minimizing option possible to achieve the smaller, aesthetically pleasing breasts you have in mind. 

Liposuction for Breast Reduction

Liposuction can be an effective breast reduction technique in breasts with a high content of fatty tissue, which is most common in older women and much less common in younger women. Liposuction has little benefit on breast shape and tends to flatten the breast. Therefore, Dr. Parker typically limits the use of liposuction for breast reduction in this older patient population. He performs this procedure infrequently because he achieves a better sized and shaped breast with minimal incision techniques.

Vertical Breast Reduction

Women who require a modest reduction and lift are candidates for vertical breast reduction (also called the Lejour or lollipop breast reduction). This technique employs a limited incision around the areola and vertically down to the inframammary crease under the breast. It usually does not involve an incision within the inframammary crease itself. This limited incision procedure has become Dr. Parker’s preferred technique for the following reasons:

  • The scars typically are virtually unnoticeable.
  • The resultant shape of the breast is almost always significantly improved versus the flattening of the breast that tends to occur with an anchor breast reduction.
  • Recovery is quicker than with an anchor breast reduction.
  • Patient acceptance and satisfaction have been phenomenal.
Woman\'s chest before and after breast reduction
Side view of woman before and after breast reduction

Anchor Breast Reduction

The traditional, classic, or anchor breast reduction uses an inverted T incision, which:

  • Encircles the areola
  • Extends vertically down to the breast crease
  • Runs along the crease

This method is reserved for very large breast reductions and for those patients whose breasts sag significantly (common after massive weight loss) with nipples pointing downward since it is the only way to reduce this very large amount of breast tissue and/or loose skin.

Woman\'s chest before and after breast reduction

How Is Breast Reduction Surgery Performed?

Breast reduction surgery time ranges from about 1½ to 4½ hours, depending on the technique used. All incisions are closed with dissolving sutures. Your general anesthesia is provided by our board-certified MD anesthesiologist. After about 1 hour in our recovery suite, you will be able to go home to continue your recovery.

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Large breasts can cause pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities, and low self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is usually done to provide relief from these symptoms. Performed under general anesthesia, this procedure removes fat and glandular tissue and tightens skin to produce smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.

Initial Consultation

It is important to consider each aspect of the breast reduction procedure and your life after surgery before deciding upon the procedure. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Pedy Ganchi will meet with you to discuss your expectations for breast reduction surgery. She can then evaluate which goals are within reach and propose a plan for the breast reduction operation. At that time, Dr. Ganchi will inform you about the risks and possible complications of breast reduction surgery and the long-term effects of undergoing a breast reduction.

Benefits Of Breast Reduction

Women with large, heavy breasts may suffer physical pain from the weight of their breasts and may experience social discomfort due to unwanted attention to their breast size. Because of this, many women turn to breast reduction as a remedy.

Large, heavy breasts can also cause strain on a woman’s body. The extra weight of heavy breasts can be harmful to posture and may lead to spinal problems. In addition to causing back, neck, and shoulder pain, excessively heavy breasts may also lead to breathing problems and other serious health issues. Breast reduction surgery can help a woman correct her posture and remove strain on the back, neck, and shoulders, reducing overall pain.

In addition to seeking relief from the pain caused by heavy breasts, many women seek breast reduction surgery because they are uncomfortable with the unwanted attention that their breast size draws. This unwanted attention may cause a woman to become uncomfortable with her appearance. Breast reduction surgery can help a woman regain her self-confidence and positive self-image, as well as provide the motivation to participate in a wide range of physical and social activities.

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* Individual results may vary.

Incision Techniques

Breast reduction surgery generally takes two to four hours, depending on the patient’s specific case, and is performed under general anesthesia. The size and shape of your breasts, as well as the desired amount of reduction, helps determine which type of incision is right for you. The different types of incisions for a breast reduction include:

  • Vertical Incision Breast Reduction Surgery – The vertical incision technique, also known as the short scar or LeJour breast reduction, typically results in shapelier breasts and less scarring than traditional breast reduction surgery. This is Dr. Ganchi’s preferred technique, as it is often the best way to reduce larger breasts while minimizing scarring, resulting in satisfying patient outcomes. Vertical incision breast reductions are a newer, popular alternative to the traditional method, especially for women who do not require extensive tissue removal. Incisions in this technique extend around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, making a lollipop pattern. Vertical incision breast reductions eliminate the need for the horizontal incision along the breast crease that is used in traditional breast reduction surgery, resulting in much less scarring. Women with moderately large breasts are the ideal candidates for vertical incision breast reductions. Vertical incision breast reduction surgery may not be a good choice for women requiring the removal of excessive amounts of fat and breast tissue.
  • Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery – The traditional approach to breast reduction surgery is a very effective method for alleviating discomfort caused by large, heavy breasts. The traditional method, also called an anchor pattern or Wise pattern reduction, may be beneficial for women requiring a large amount of tissue removal. In the traditional breast reduction surgery technique, incisions are made horizontally under the breast in the crease and extend vertically up to and around the nipple, creating an anchor pattern. Because traditional breast reduction surgery allows for excess skin removal both vertically and horizontally, it may be recommended for women with extremely large breasts. The anchor shaped incision also allows surgeons to remove more tissue than other methods, maximizing breast reduction results. Although the anchor pattern method can be useful in reducing excessively large breasts, it leads to more scarring than other breast reduction surgery techniques. These scars can often be hidden by bathing suits and even low cut tops.
  • Scar-less Breast Reduction Surgery – Scar-less breast reduction employs liposuction techniques in order to reduce the size of the breasts with minimal or no visible scarring. The scar-less breast reduction technique also leaves the nipples intact so that the patient has a reduced risk of breastfeeding complications and losing sensation in the nipple area. Because liposuction can only reduce the amount of fatty tissue in the breast, ideal candidates for scar-less breast reduction are women whose breasts have more fatty tissue than glandular tissue. Men with gynecomastia (excess breast tissue) can also achieve desired results with male breast reduction through liposuction. Breast reduction using only liposuction is typically not the best option for more slender women with large breasts, women with extensive sagging, or women with excessively large breasts.

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Procedure

Breast reduction surgery generally takes a few hours, depending on the patient’s specific case, and is performed under general anesthesia.

In vertical incision breast reduction, a lollipop-shaped incision is made around the areola and down the breast. After the breast tissue and skin is removed, Dr. Ganchi will stitch up the incision by folding the excess skin over itself on the breast. The nipple can still be moved up in a method similar to that of the traditional procedure, but not more than a few millimeters.

In traditional incision breast reduction, skin, fat, and tissue from the lower breast area are removed to reduce the mass of the breast. In most cases, the nipples are moved to a higher position on the breast, but remain attached to the nerves and blood vessels. For very large breasts, however, the nipples may need to be moved and grafted to a completely new location. In these situations, you will lose sensation in the nipple and areola. After the nipple is moved to its new position, the skin above the nipple is brought down and around the swell of the breast, and then stitched back to close the original incision.

In scar-less breast reduction, only one very small incision will be made in the breast crease. A thin surgical tube, called a cannula, is inserted in order to liposuction out excess fatty breast tissue. This technique is considered a scar-less breast reduction procedure because the scars are minimal and usually invisible due to their inconspicuous location under the breast.

The Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery

The price of your breast reduction will range from $6,700 to $10,000. The cost of reduction mammaplasty varies based on factors like whether or not liposuction of the lateral chest/axilla is required, along with total surgical time. Facility fees and anesthesia will also affect the overall cost.

Breast Reduction Weight Requirements

Some insurance companies will deny breast reduction surgery unless the BMI is <30, others <35, while others need to see documentation that the patient has attempted to lose weight in the past through diet, exercise or weight loss surgery. This is because breast size may decrease with weight loss.

Breast Lift New Jersey Cost

Breast lift without augmentation (lollipop/vertical mastopexy)$14,750 – $17,000

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