Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Don’t let large breasts limit your life! Expect to reduce, lift and improve your look and activity.
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.
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.
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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4.8-star rating, over 6000 surgeries completed.
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.
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.
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.