Breast Reduction Morristown NJ
Women chose to have breast reduction surgery for 2 reasons. The first is that as time has progressed their breasts have become large and droopy and they wish to have smaller perkier breasts. The second is because they have symptoms caused by the large size of their breasts. If symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, postural disturbances and bra strap grooving which have not responded to a trial of conservative therapy are present, breast reduction surgery may be covered by your insurance. Some insurance companies require a minimum amount of tissue be removed for coverage. Dr. Friedlander will review this with you during your consultation.
Breast reduction surgery makes the breasts smaller, and brings them more into proportion with the remainder of the body, helping to eliminate the symptoms if present. This surgery is appropriate for teenagers with overly developed breasts that have stopped growing, as well as for mature women. In the case of teenagers, it helps to make them feel more comfortable with themselves, not only physically, but mentally as well.
There are risks with every surgery. These risks are nonspecific and include scars, bleeding, infection, asymmetry and altered sensibility. Dr Friedlander will review these with you after she has examined you. It is important that the breasts have stopped growing before the surgery is performed. Women aged 35 and older are advised to have a mammogram within one year of the surgery. Women of child bearing age are advised to postpone the surgery if they intend to nurse.
The surgery is performed as an outpatient. Most women are sore for a few days after the procedure. They are able to return to work approximately 1 week after the surgery, and they must refrain from heavy or strenuous activities for at least 4 weeks after the surgery.
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