Breast Reduction May Help If You Have These 7 Symptoms

Macromastia is the medical term for abnormally large breasts. The overgrowth of breast tissues is a common issue for female teenagers. However, excessive glandular tissue may also occur during pregnancy, due to a medication, or because of an unknown medical condition. Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is the only permanent way to improve painful symptoms […]

Are Uneven Breasts Common?

Uneven or asymmetrical breasts are a common cosmetic concern for women. While some amount of asymmetry is very common, some women feel that the difference in size or shape between their breasts is too significant. In this post, Dr. Joshua Greenwald of Greenwald Plastic Surgery discusses the possible causes of uneven breasts and potential treatment […]

Do You Need a Mammogram before Breast Surgery?

If you are planning to undergo an elective breast surgery such as breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift, expect to make some pre-surgery preparations as instructed by your surgeon. For example, you must stop smoking, avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and generally keep yourself in optimal physical shape. You may also be […]

Male vs. Female Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is not exclusively for women; it can also help men with large breasts feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. But how similar are the male breast reduction and female breast reduction procedures? Does Dr. Joshua Greenwald take the same surgical approach to both? Not quite.   Read on as Dr. […]

Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance If It’s Part of a Mommy Makeover?

Breast reduction is one of the few plastic surgery procedures eligible for insurance reimbursement. In many cases, the procedure is deemed medically necessary because oversized breasts cause chronic pain, bra strap grooves in the shoulders, rashes and other health problems. Insurance companies recognize that reducing the size of the breasts can significantly alleviate these health […]