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Breast Reduction in New Jersey

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What is a Breast Reduction?


Breast reduction surgery is one of the most satisfying procedures for women with excessively large breasts who complain of neck, shoulder, or back pain.

When large breasts interfere with a woman’s quality of life, this procedure may be covered by your insurance company if certain criteria are met. Patients who undergo breast reductions are among the happiest of all plastic surgery patients. As both a woman and a plastic surgeon, Dr. Parcells is distinctively qualified to address your concerns and tailor her technique to achieve your desired results.

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Benefits of Breast Reduction


There are three primary benefits of breast reduction surgery. They include relief from neck, shoulder, and back pain; increased physical ability, and improved self-confidence. Larger breasts can affect posture adversely and put a strain on the neck, back, and shoulders. This can lead to pain, pinched nerves, and back problems. A breast reduction aims to reduce the size and weight of the breasts in order to relieve this strain on the body.

Larger breasts restrict movement and can cause discomfort and even pain during high impact exercises like running and other workouts. Sports bras are often ineffective. A breast reduction can allow patients to enjoy activities that were previously uncomfortable and painful due to stresses placed on their body by the weight of their breasts.

Many women are self-conscious about their large breasts, and it can be difficult to find clothing that fits well and is flattering. Some resort to wearing overlarge clothing to hide their breast, whether due to poor self-image, or sometimes, unwanted attention. A breast reduction can bring your breast size into proportion with the rest of your figure, making it easier to find clothing that fits, as well as feen confident about your body image. Breast reduction surgery patients experience near-immediate relief from the difficulties caused by overly large breasts, as well as an improved quality of life.

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Reduction?

A breast reduction procedure is great for women with large breasts that cause neck, back, and shoulder pain and discomfort.

Women who benefit from this surgery often complain of difficulty with regular activities and exercise as well as issues finding clothing that fits properly and bra strap grooving. Some women experience rashes under their breasts from their excessive weight and position. A reduction in breast size is often described as life-changing for women who have been living with excessively large breasts for many years.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

On average, this surgery can take 4-5 hours


For most patients, there is an incision made around the nipple and areola and another vertical scar extending down from the nipple to the bottom of the breasts.

In some patients, an additional incision is placed within the breast crease (“anchor” lift) if necessary for additional shaping. The amount of glandular tissue removed is made between you and Dr. Parcells and is based on your anatomy and your desired results.

Some insurance companies require a certain amount of breast tissue to be removed. Most patients elect to have a numbing block in the recovery room which greatly improves discomfort and allows you to go home the same day as your surgery.

Reduction Vs. Lift

Breast reduction involves the removal of breast tissue and skin.

This procedure is both a functional surgery (alleviating back and shoulder pain) and a cosmetic surgery some women look to breast reduction to achieve a more proportional figure.

A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a breast reshaping procedure performed to address breasts that are sagging or droopy. A breast lift can also involve the removal of skin and in some cases breast tissue and reforms the breast to a more youthful and perkier position.

Recovery After Breast Reduction

Most women experience mild to moderate discomfort for several days following surgery and are back to their activities of daily living by about a week.

Most patients experience immediate relief of back, shoulder, and neck pain with their new, smaller breasts. Physical activity at the gym can resume around 4-6 weeks. Patients are in special bras to assist in shaping for several weeks after the procedure. Most women return to work in about 5 days – 1 week.

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Procedure Cost?


Each patient is different, and your needs are unique. The cost of this procedure will depend on the conversation between you and Dr. Parcells during your one-on-one consultation. After reviewing your medical history and discussing your desired goals, Dr. Parcells will perform a physical exam to evaluate your breasts as well as skin tone, laxity, nipple position.

She will then provide her expert advice and discuss your options to achieve your desired outcome. She will also address all risks and benefits of the procedures you are interested in. At the end of your consultation with Dr. Parcells, you will meet with our surgical coordinator who will address the logistics and finances of the procedure you are best suited for. Dr. Parcells is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. As not all cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance, Dr. Parcells has partnered with CareCredit to help you achieve your aesthetic goals today. Breast reductions are sometimes covered by insurance. Dr. Parcells will assess your concerns and can give you her opinion on whether she believes you will qualify for insurance approval

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Why Should I Choose Dr. Parcells for Your Breast Reduction?

An expert in the field of aesthetics


If you are considering a breast reduction, it is important to work with a qualified physician. Dr. Parcells is a Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is Board-Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Here at Parcells Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident and celebrate your natural beauty. Our goal is to educate and empower you to decide what's best for your body. We look forward to meeting you and addressing your concerns. Feel free to book your appointment online or call or text us anytime. See you soon!

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Dr. Parcells - New Jersey Plastic Surgeon

Parcells Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced surgical and cosmetic medical spa treatments to women in New Jersey.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexis Parcells is here to educate and empower you to celebrate your natural beauty.

655 Shrewsbury Ave, Suite 207, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702 700 Crescent Place, Sea Girt NJ 08750
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