Offices in Berkeley Heights, Florham Park, Clifton and Morristown, NJ
Insurance plans typically do not cover breast surgery procedures unless they are deemed medically necessary. While each patient's coverage varies, in general insurers will not provide any coverage for procedures that are deemed cosmetic. They may provide coverage for certain reconstructive procedures. Visit your insurer's website or call their customer service department with any questions you have about coverage or about their definition of "medically necessary."

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery may be performed cosmetically, to create natural-looking breasts that increase your self-confidence and help your clothes fit better, or medically, to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy.

Breast Augmentation

Breast implants create fuller, natural-looking breasts that increase your self-confidence and help your clothes fit better.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts, as well as reshapes and lifts them.

Breast Lift

A breast lift (or mastopexy) raises and reshapes sagging breasts to make them firmer, more youthful, and perkier.

Breast Lift & Implants

For women who desire to increase the size of their breasts while also lifting the breasts, a breast lift with implants will provide the best result.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is not a simple procedure, but there are many potential options.

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses skin, fat, and blood vessels from the abdomen to create a new breast mound on the chest after mastectomy.


“In 2009, I had Breast Cancer and had a Double mastectomy with reconstruction. I had an Implant on one side, and on my radiated side, I had a Latissimus Flap with small implant. There was always a difference in size and feel to the breast. I later developed contracture, and the implant shifted. I knew I did not want another implant, as I always felt that I was wearing an iron bra. I researched and found out about the DIEP Flap where they take your stomach fat and make a breast out of it…. I wanted to have a normal feeling breast and to be able to wear clothes again without worrying about hiding my misplaced, uncomfortable breast. The surgery took 10 hours, and I was in ICU for 2 days to make sure that the blood flow was going to the tissue. Dr. Schmid and his team checked on me, and after 4 days, I was discharged…. Though it is only 6 weeks after surgery, and I am still recovering, I now feel put back together for the first time in 6 years. My breasts look and feel like real breasts. I can now wear clothes without having to camouflage myself, plus I have the added benefit of a flatter tummy. Dr. Schmid did a great job! Dr. Schmid is a friendly man that seems to listen to your concerns. He told me what I could expect from my results, and also what he could not promise me. He answered all my questions and put my husband and I at ease from the first appointment. I recommend him to anyone considering a DIEP Flap reconstruction.”  

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The Plastic Surgery Center at Summit Medical Group is now scheduling patients for office visits and surgeries. For in-office visits,  we rigorously follow all state and CDC recommendations for safety.  We also still offer virtual consultations for patients who prefer the comfort and privacy of their homes. 

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