We found 5 providers matching breast reduction near Farmington, CT.

Dr. Charles Leonard Castiglione, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 210
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Charles Castiglione practices head & neck plastic surgery in Farmington, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Castiglione's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Castiglione has received distinctions including CCMC Physician of the Year and Hartford Healthcare Heroes Finalist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Castiglione is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Andrew Chen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Chen's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chen accepts Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Member Leadership Program; AFSH-HVO Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship; and AMA Advocacy Leadership Conference Award. He is affiliated with UConn Health and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Dr. Orlando Delucia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Orlando Delucia, who practices in Farmington, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delucia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Delucia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Delucia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Schreiber is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Schreiber an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Schreiber speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Alan Babigian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 210
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Alan Babigian is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Babigian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Babigian attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.