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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Arons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arons is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arons include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Arons attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Elbow Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center; One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Persing's medical specialty is plastic surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Persing include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Persing is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Persing attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for residency.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold S Gewirtz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Gewirtz's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery; he sees patients in Stamford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gewirtz's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gewirtz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46 Prince Street; Suite 403
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ravski is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ravski's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ravski attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert, who practices in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boubert is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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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.