Mammaplasty refers to surgical procedures that alter the appearance of the breasts. Augmentation mammaplasty to enlarge the breasts is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports there has been a dramatic spike in reduction mammaplasty to decrease the size of the breasts.
For more than two decades, Board-certified plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan, has applied his acumen and skill to successfully perform Breast Reduction Surgery in Fort Lee, NJ and the surrounding area. Dr. Kwan also specializes in Asian plastic surgery procedures; he works with many different types of patients and is accustomed to tailoring treatment to each person’s unique preferences and needs. As a skilled provider of many surgical procedures across a diverse community of patients, Dr. Kwan routinely sees the transformative effect breast reduction has on a woman’s quality of life. The benefits go beyond cosmetic concerns. Reduction mammaplasty allows patients to address functional problems, discomfort, and other side effects caused by large breasts, and to avoid health issues associated with disproportionately heavy breasts.
Lose weighty breasts; gain so much more
Dr. Kwan and his team see it time and again – the size of a woman’s breasts can weigh heavy on her — emotionally and physically. You may be among those women who feel that others spend more time looking at your breasts than your face. Perhaps, you don’t like the way clothes drape over your figure, or you avoid some garments or designers out of anxiety that those options would be “too revealing.” If all of this sounds familiar, you may be a great candidate for reduction mammaplasty.
Likewise, your breasts may literally weigh you down. Your mobility may be limited, because breasts simply “get in the way.” They can get in the way of doing sports, exercise, and other activities and hobbies that you love – or that help you to maintain a healthy weight and body. You may have back, shoulder, and neck pain or frequent headaches. Bra straps can be painful when they dig into your skin, and irritation or rashes under skin creases or folds may also cause discomfort or become scaly, itchy, and blistered. You can be free of the emotional and physical baggage caused by breasts that are oversized for your frame at the office of Edmund Kwan, M.D.
It’s important to note that many health insurance plans cover “medically-necessary” procedures, and breast reduction surgery is often considered medically necessary due to the health problems associated with oversized breasts. Dr. Kwan will also discuss payment options and answer any questions you may have about the expenses related to breast reduction surgery during a fee-free consultation. Dr. Kwan’s patients find great value in a procedure that allows them to be comfortable in their own skin, and to change their lives for the better in so many ways.
During your consultation, Dr. Kwan will discuss any health conditions or potential risks. As with other procedures performed by Dr. Kwan, it’s generally advised to stop smoking or using other tobacco products well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and some other medications and supplements can affect your healing and increase risks such as bleeding and adjusting or avoiding drugs and other products may be advised before surgery.
A glimpse into the procedure
The procedure is performed at Edmund Kwan, MD’s AAAASF-certified ambulatory surgery center. where thousands of surgeries have safely taken place.
- As a certified facility, the office is equipped to offer all types of anesthesia.
- An incision is made to remove excess tissues.
- Incisions are typically well-camouflaged beneath swimwear or undergarments.
- Generally, the nipple is repositioned and may be reduced, and underlying tissue is reduced, lifted, and contoured.
- Incisions are brought together around the smaller breast.
- As soon as you regain alertness, you’ll see noticeable results.
- Swelling and incision lines fade over time.
As with all surgeries, it’s important to follow the specific instructions provided by Dr. Kwan. There is additional information about what to expect before, during, and after surgery on the FAQs section of this website.
Reduce to boost your self-image and quality of life – and enjoy results for years to come when you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Call (201) 947 3636 to schedule a complimentary consultation at Edmund Kwan, MD’s New Jersey office.