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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Hartford, CT.

Dr. Charles Leonard Castiglione, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Charles Castiglione's area of specialization is head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Castiglione's 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: CCMC Physician of the Year and Hartford Healthcare Heroes Finalist. Dr. Castiglione is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castiglione is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Martin Bass, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
85 Seymour Street; Suite 718
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Bass' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Hartford, CT, Avon, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Bass include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Bass attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Bass a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Orlando Delucia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Orlando Delucia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Delucia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Delucia is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Delucia is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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Dr. Alan Babigian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Babigian's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babigian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babigian takes. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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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.