Finding a New Jersey board certified plastic surgeon who offers breast reduction is getting harder and harder. In New Jersey, over the last 20 years, the financial responsibility of breast reduction has shifted from the insurance carrier to the patient more and more frequently. As a female plastic surgeon in New Jersey, Dr. Caroline Glicksman will help you obtain insurance coverage for your breast reduction, if you are eligible for reconstructive breast surgery.
Breast reduction, also called a reduction mammaplasty, is surgery designed to reduce the size of the breasts. This surgery can be performed at various stages in a woman’s life. For many young women the rapid development of large, heavy breasts may interfere with normal physical activities and cause musculoskeletal pain. Women ages 20 to 40 may find that breast volume has increased with each pregnancy, and never returned to its pre-pregnancy size. For older women, weight gains and menopause may contribute to an increase in their breast volume that is no longer in proportion with the rest of their body. Whatever the stage in life, the decision to undergo a breast reduction is a very personal choice and is tied to issues of self-esteem and femininity.