Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Monmouth County

Reduction Mammoplasty in Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore, NJ

A breast reduction – also referred to as ‘reduction mammoplasty’ – is a procedure designed to resize and reshape the breasts so that they appear in proportion with the rest of the body. Many women experience symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, grooving from bra straps, poor posture, macerating skin rashes underneath the breast folds and inability to exercise. Macromastia (large breasts) can also draw unwanted attention and negatively affect a woman’s self-esteem.
Monmouth County plastic surgeon Dr. Rahul Vemula performs reduction mammoplasty to remove excess fat and glandular tissue so that the patient’s breasts are healthier and more comfortable in proportion to the rest of her body. Dr. Vemula has worked with countless patients seeking breast reduction from Monmouth County areas such as Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Rumson, Fairhaven, and Redbank. Many of his patients also travel from surrounding Jersey Shore areas such as Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Middlesex county, Central New Jersey , and New York City.

Monmouth County Breast Reduction – Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidate for reduction mammoplasty in Monmouth County are women whose large breasts are causing health problems, physical or social discomfort, inability to exercise, or low self-esteem. It’s important that each patient understands the risks and all the details associated with this cosmetic procedure, as well as have realistic expectations before they choose to move forward with it. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not good candidates for surgery.

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Rahul Vemula
The first step towards a successful breast reduction procedure is a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vemula in his West Long Branch, NJ office. The surgeon will listen to your concerns and goals for the surgery, as well as conduct an examination before exploring treatment options. He’ll also collect information related to your medical history, breast measurements, and symptoms related to macromastia. Additional screening tests may be ordered if and when deemed necessary. At the end of this initial consultation, Dr. Vemula will inform if you are a good candidate for breast reduction.


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Dr. Vemula’s Technique

New Jersey board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vemula performs reduction mammoplasty as an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions and remove excess breast tissue and skin. He will also reposition the nipple to a ts proper anatomic on the breast, and decrease the size of the areola if needed. At the conclusion of the procedure, Dr. Vemula will apply bandages and issue a surgical bra to provide added support to the area.
The type of incision to be used during the procedure will vary based on the patient’s individual case. Dr. Vemula generally offers three types of incisions for this surgery:

Traditional breast reduction (Inverted T Technique)– with this technique, the surgeon will make an anchor-shaped incision to remove excess fat, skin, and tissue from the breast. The surgeon will also reposition the nipple-areola complex while taking care not to disrupt its nerve and blood supply. This type of procedure entails more scarring and is ideal for women who have extremely large breasts.

Vertical incision – also referred to as a short-scar, this incision type extends around the areola then runs down to the breast crease to form a “lollipop” shape. There’s less scarring involved and this technique is great for women who have moderately large breasts and who are looking for shapelier results without extensive tissue removal.

Scarless reduction – this kind of reduction surgery entails using liposuction to get rid of excess fatty tissue and resize the breasts with little to no scarring. This technique is very common in the treatment of gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissue in males).

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Planning your Breast Reduction in NJ

The cost of breast reduction in Monmouth County is influenced by factors such as the plastic surgeon’s fees, anesthesiologist fees, and operating facility fees. The price can vary greatly from patient to patients due to their distinctive anatomy. The surgery takes about 2-3 hours to complete and most of Dr. Vemula’s patients are able to go back to their normal routines within 2 weeks.
This procedure may be covered by insurance, especially in cases where enlarged breasts are causing significant physical symptoms such as back and neck pain. In order to determine if you are a candidate for insurance coverage for a breast reduction, an in person consultation with Dr. Vemula is required.

Breast Reduction Cost

The cost will vary depending on the extensiveness of the procedure from patient to patient due to their distinctive anatomy.

Breast Reduction Recovery

Most of Dr. Vemula’s patients are able to go back to their normal routines within 2 weeks.
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Surgery Time

Typically takes about 2-3 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure.
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Reduction Mammoplasty FAQs

What size qualifies for a breast reduction?

There’s actually no particular cup  size that qualifies a patient to have a breast reduction. If this is being done purely for cosmetic reasons, patients of all sizes seek to reduce the size of their breast, and it is an individual preference. if someone is seeking to get a breast reduction coverage through medical insurance, insurance plans very widely about what size qualifies. We have to determine the body surface area which is a measurement based on the height ratio. Based on this, the insurance company usually have a chart that requires a minimum amount of breast tissue to be removed in order to be covered. In general, however, most patients desire to go down at least 1-3 cup sizes after their breast reduction.

How much does it cost to reduce your breast size?

Many women get their Breast Reduction covered through their health insurance. The final cost depends on your particular plan, insurance deductible and yearly out-of-pocket maximum. If the procedure is being done, purely for cosmetic reasons, and not going through health insurance; the cost depends on how much time that is required to perform the surgery. Larger reductions take longer to perform and that’s more expensive. On average, a breast deduction for purely cosmetic reasons cost anywhere from $10,000-$13,000. This includes the surgeons fee, the operating room fee, and the Anesthesia fee. There may be an additional charge for the pathologist to look at the breast tissue.

What is the downside of a breast reduction?

The most common complications that can occur with a breast reduction, are bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, open wounds, asymmetry, thick, scarring, and visible scarring. A breast reduction almost always involves an incision around the nipple and a vertical incision from the nipple to the fold as well as an incision underneath the breast fold. This is also called an anchor, type incision or “an upside down T” it is also possible to have altered sensation to the nipple, and for women of childbearing age, there may be changes in the ability to produce breastmilk.

How painful is a breast reduction?

When undergoing any type of surgery, there is always going to be a degree of soreness, and post surgical pain. However, Dr. Vemula, has a strict pain management protocol, which actually starts prior to the surgery. He also uses a medication called XL, which is a long acting local anesthetic, which does a very good job of controlling pain after surgery. I’m majority of Dr. Vemula‘s patients , do not use any narcotic pain medication after surgery.

Does a breast reduction include lift?

Yes! When a breast reduction is performed, excess tissue is removed, and a breast lift, or a mastopexy, is also performed at the same time, where the nipple is raised from a lower position and excess skin is removed to tighten the appearance of the breast to give a more lifted, and “perkier“ appearance.

Is it worth it to get a breast reduction ?

Breast reduction surgery for women who have large breast has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all plastic surgery procedures. The first step to determine if it is worth it to get a Breast Reduction is to come in for a consultation to discuss with Dr. Vemula, what your goals are, and what the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a breast reduction surgery will be, and if a breast Reduction surgery is the right procedure to achieve your goals.

Why is my stomach bigger after a breast reduction?

Immediately after Breast Reduction surgery, some people may notice some bloating, which can be a side effect of anesthesia. Longer-term, some patients report that their stomach “looks bigger“. This is largely due to, with the reduced size of the breast, attention is now drawn to the abdomen, which may relatively appear bigger. Some women seek to have additional contouring procedures of the abdomen, such as a tummy tuck.

Do breasts look better after a breast reduction?

First informals, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! However, since of reduction, improves the position of the nipple, removes excess skin of the breast and breast tissue, a vast majority of women report that they are very happy with the appearance of the breast after a breast reduction. At your consultation, Dr. Vemula will go over your goals, and realistic expectations after a breast reduction surgery.

How much weight is removed during a Breast Reduction?

This highly varies by the individual, depending on the pressed size, and what the goals are for a Breast Reduction. The exact weight of breast tissue that is removed during a breast reduction surgery can vary between 0.5 pounds to 3.5 pounds (200 – 1500 grams) per breast. At your consultation, Dr. Vemula will speak with you regarding your ideal size and how much weight needs to be removed in order to try to best achieve this.

How long do I need to takeoff work after a breast reduction?

This largely depends on the type of work that you do. If you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take a longer leave of absence (4-6 weeks) from your work. if you have a job that can be done remotely or does not require a lot of physical activity, you may be ready to go back to work, and as little as two weeks following the surgery.  Most patients are fully healed at six weeks after the surgery and are cleared for full activity.

How can I make my breasts smaller without surgery?

Weight loss generally makes the breasts smaller without surgery. Certain types of ahs may also provide a flatter appearance to the breast without having the need for surgery.

What do Breast Reduction scars look like?

The most common incision used for a Breast Reduction is the “wise pattern” incision, which involves an incision around the nipple, from the nipple to the breast, fold and a horizontal incision at the level of the breast fold. Certain times of Breast Reduction, which only involves an incision around the nipple, and from the nipple to the breast fold can also be done which is commonly called a “lollipop” scar. Scars take approximately one year to fade. We also have treatments such as micro needling to help with the appearance of scars.

What disqualifies you from a breast reduction?

There are certain conditions where performing a Breast Reduction would not be safe. Common things that would disqualify someone from a breast reduction are uncontrolled diabetes, a very high body, mass index(BMI), smoking, or any exposure to nicotine, and any medical problems that would increase the risk of going under general anesthesia.

Am I the right candidate for a reduction mammoplasty?

During your initial consultation with Monmouth County plastic surgeon Dr. Rahul Vemula, the surgeon will examine your breasts, take measurements, and assess your overall health to establish whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Vemula usually recommends that women who are planning to undergo a pregnancy should wait until after giving birth and no longer breast feeding prior to having a breast reduction.

How do I prepare for breast reduction treatment?

Depending on the patient’s age, a mammogram may be required prior to a breast reduction. The surgeon will also provide pre-operative instructions that you should adhere to, as well as create a cost estimate. It’s important to note that this surgery DOES NOT increase your risk of developing cancer.

What are the risks of the procedure?

Like with any other surgery, there are risks associated with breast reduction. The best safeguard patients can take against risks and complications is to work with an experienced surgeon. Dr. Vemula is a double board-certified breast surgeon with a wealth of experience. He uses the latest surgical methods in order to minimize the risk of scarring and complications after surgery. If you are worried about the risks of this procedure, make sure to discuss them with Dr. Vemula’s team during your initial consultation at V Plastic Surgery.

Schedule your Consultation in New Jersey

Dr. Vemula performs Monmouth County Breast Reduction in an accredited facility, staffed with a board certified anesthesiologist and highly qualified nursing staff. Dr. Vemula’s patients come from Monmouth County areas such as Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Rumson, Fairhaven, and Redbank. Many of his patients also travel from surrounding Jersey Shore areas such as Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Middlesex county, Central New Jersey , and New York City.

Dr. Vemula works with a team of highly professional support staff who are committed to providing the highest standards of safety and ensuring that every patient gets the best from the procedure.