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Breast Reduction & Reconstruction Expert

Don’t let large breasts limit your life! Expect to reduce, lift and improve your look and activity.

Breast Cancer and Reconstruction Surgeon

Breast Reduction Surgery

Many patients come to Dr. Schwartz with symptoms of back, neck, and shoulder pain, headaches, arm numbness, and breast groove infections because of their very large breast size. Dr. Schwartz offers these patients breast reduction surgery which reduces, lifts, and reshapes the breast into a more aesthetic shape and size more in proportion with their body. Patients have immediate relief of their symptoms after their surgery. In some instances, patients come to Dr. Schwartz with poor results after breast reduction surgery performed elsewhere and request a revision to improve their final appearance.

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Dr. Schwartz performs hundreds of insurance-covered breast reductions every year in his Outpatient Surgery Center, Back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, arm numbness, breast groove infections are just some of the symptoms that result from a large breast size. Women from the ages of 16 into their late 70s have undergone breast reduction surgery with Dr. Schwartz with immediate relief of their symptoms and a vastly improved quality of life. In some instances, patients come to Dr. Schwartz with immediate relief of their surgery performed elsewhere and request revision to improve their final appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Breast reduction surgery is intended for women with overly large breasts. This condition, medically known as macromastia, can cause a number of physical problems, including back and neck pain, skin irritation, and bra strap indentations. It can also make it difficult to participate in physical activities. If you are a woman who is considering breast reduction surgery, you should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. You should also have breasts that are fully developed. The surgery is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Insurance companies often cover this surgery and require that a certain minimum amount of tissue be removed from each breast based on your height and weight.

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Client testimonials

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It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our client testimonials.
4.8-star rating, over 6000 surgeries completed.

Al Williams
Al Williams
2023-01-08
Very caring doctor.
Lulu Miller
Lulu Miller
2023-01-08
Excellent care!!!
Jeannette Shubel
Jeannette Shubel
2022-12-20
Follow up appointments easy to schedule and all staff very professional
Julie Prokop
Julie Prokop
2022-12-18
I saw Dr. Schwartz 11/22 for a “minor” reconstruction, after he advised me about the procedure and how it should help. The office personnel, the nurses, Dr. Schwartz, and everyone in the surgery unit, made me feel well taken care of. Surgery is NEVER fun and always uncomfortable, but I was treated with kindness and care and it was much appreciated. Of course, I recommend this group! Debbie
Melanie O'Dowd
Melanie O’Dowd
2022-11-07
After spending my entire adolescent and adult life with very dense, large breasts, I finally gave in to the neck, back and shoulder pain that I had endured for years. I vetted the doctors in our area and Dr. Schwartz was the surgeon I selected. He is very kind, personable and understands all the things I had concerns about. He has changed my life and I am so grateful to him for that! His medical team is excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themself needing an exceptional breast surgeon.
Joy Howard
Joy Howard
2022-11-04
Dr. Schwartz is VERY knowledgeable and very enthused about his specialty. Dr. Schwartz listened and answered all of our questions. I trusted him with every aspect of the process. He was aware of what all treatments I would likely receive during my initial visit. Dr. Schwartz shared his prior work and publication with us to aid in our comfort and trust. I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I’m beyond pleased with the results. It’s also great to share a laugh or two with your doctor during this challenging journey. His staff was great as well. They answered and return calls promptly and always were friendly. 10/10 would definitely recommend. Thank you Dr. Schwartz!!!
Robin Grant
Robin Grant
2022-10-31
I recently had a bilateral mastectomy, with reconstruction, and Dr. Schwartz did an outstanding job! He was also very patient and kind during my treatment. Thank you Dr. Schwartz and God bless you for what you do!
Barbara Hawkins
Barbara Hawkins
2022-10-29
I was scared to death, still am. Dr. Swartz was so understanding and knew what I wanted and needed done. I really look forward now to having my surgery done soon. The nurse eased some of my fears as I told her how scared I was. Thank you!
Whitney Eley
Whitney Eley
2022-10-27
After going to a previous surgeon for a consultation for a breast reduction and leaving disappointed, I found Dr. Schwartz and even in just a consultation he made me feel so confident about getting the surgery. He listened to all my concerns and addressed them leaving me so excited for my surgery. His insight on everything puts you in a calm state and gives you a sense of trust, which is so important since you are being cut into. Either way I’m excited and more than ready for the relief and a better quality of life. Dr. Schwartz made me feel comfortable and I’m glad I chose him as my surgeon!!

Breast Reduction Before & After

Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD, PhD
Top Breast Surgeon In Atlanta

Breast Reconstruction Surgeon

breast cancer reconstruction

Dr. Schwartz is an internationally trained and recognized leader in the field of oncoplastic breast surgery.  He is rightfully referred to as the Top Breast Surgeon In Atlanta as there is no purely trained breast cancer surgeon in the United States with a more comprehensive reconstructive skillset nor who has made more original contributions to the varied areas of oncoplastic breast surgery than Dr. Schwartz. He is one of only two surgeons in Georgia, and a handful in the US, capable of breast tumor removal and immediate reconstruction in just one surgery. With over 6,000 surgeries performed, Dr. Schwartz is constantly perfecting and innovating new oncoplastic techniques to further improve a women’s breast appearance after breast cancer surgery.

World-Class Training

European Institute Of Oncology

Milan, Italy

Barretos Cancer Hospital Brazil

Barretos, Brazil

Brazil training

Curitiba, Brazil

Emory University

Atlana, USA

Albert Einstein medical college

New York, USA

London Plastic Surgeons

London, UK

The Paris Breast Center

Paris, France

St. Marks Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand​

Yale-University School-of-Medicine

New Haven, USA

Cornell University

Ithaca, USA​

Frequently Asked Questions

Based on your height and weight, most insurance companies require a certain amount of tissue removed from your breast during reduction surgery. Dr. Schwartz will examine you and determine if this is a reasonable amount of tissue to remove, reducing your breast size but still leaving you with a good breast appearance.

Depending on how large your breasts are and how much tissue needs to be removed, Dr. Schwartz performs breast reduction surgery in 90 to 120 minutes.

Most health insurances cover breast reduction surgery if certain criteria are met with regard to symptoms (back pain, neck pain, etc.) and the amount of tissue that is removed during surgery

Breast reduction surgery costs about $6000 without insurance.

Dr. Schwartz typically considers breast reduction surgery in patients as young as 18 but will make exceptions in certain circumstances.

It is preferable that you lose weight before surgery if possible, so your new breasts are matched to your body size and the risks of complications are lower. If you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight before or after surgery, discuss it with Dr. Schwartz as this can affect the resulting shape of the breast

Liposuction can be used for breast reduction surgery although this is more of a cosmetic procedure and typically not covered by health insurance. Dr. Schwartz does not routinely perform this procedure.

All breast reduction surgeries include a breast lift.

Many women who present to dr. Schwartz with significant breast asymmetry also require breast reduction surgery. Dr. Schwartz corrects this breast asymmetry during breast reduction surgery. It should be emphasized that certain asymmetries cannot be completely corrected but will certainly be improved.

Most women can be reduced by several cup sizes, often down to a B or C cup if that is their preference.

Doctor Schwartz performs approximately 150 breast reductions per year.

Patients do not require hospitalization after breast reduction surgery.

While most patients can breastfeed after breast reduction surgery, it is not absolutely guaranteed. If this is critical for you, you should wait until after you finished breastfeeding to consider breast reduction surgery.

Breast reduction scars are required to perform effective breast reduction surgery. These scars fade and become less noticeable over time.

The overwhelming number of women who have breast reduction surgery do not require additional surgery to reduce their breasts in the future. A small percentage of women do have significant regrowth of breast tissue after breast reduction surgery and will present for a repeat breast reduction several years after their first surgery.

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Dr Jean Claude Schwartz is an outstanding surgeon. Breast cancer is a scary and very frightening diagnosis. As I was diagnosed with Stage Breast 3A Breast Cancer, I was referred to Dr Schwartz. He explained the entire surgical process of my lumpectomy and then my reconstruction via his flap procedure. Dr Schwartz truly cares about each and every one of his patients, as does his entire staff. He puts his patients ‘at ease’ by taking time explaining all the options and procedures that are best suited for each individual patient. If a person is diagnosed with breast cancer and surgery is needed, I highly recommend Dr Schwartz. He is truly THE BEST ! His office staff is very kind and friendly, as well as being quite helpful. Dr Schwartz and staff are definitely the BEST ‘A TEAM’ in this field of surgery.

JoAlice Patterson

As an RN, I had researched Dr. Schwartz as well as other surgeons and oncology programs around Metro Atlanta while awaiting the biopsy results. I saw Dr. Schwartz within hours of receiving those results and was immediately at peace with him as my surgeon. He was caring and extremely informative concerning surgical options recommended for the size and location of my positive tumors; as well as answering all my other questions. Dr. Schwartz continued to be informative and share resources for me to educate myself further through this whole journey. I elected a bilateral mastectomy with plan for reconstruction using my own tissue understanding this would not be a singular surgery. Following chemotherapy, I had a Goldilocks procedure to ensure optimal skin preservation through radiation. Post radiation, I had a bilateral muscle sparing latissimus flap graph reconstructive procedure. Not only is Dr. Schwartz a talented surgeon, he is compassionate, caring and humorous all characteristics I appreciate.
Cyndi Troutman

Dr. Schwartz been treating me for about 10 years.. I’m absolutely happy with his treatment.. He is a very knowledgeable Compassionate and caring person.. His entire team is just the best..
Yvonne Johnson

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