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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Community Care Network near New Haven, CT.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Arons' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Woodbridge, CT and New Haven, CT. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arons's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arons honors. Dr. Arons is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arons trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Persing takes. Dr. Persing welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Gewirtz is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gewirtz takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Gewirtz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gewirtz has an open panel.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravski is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Ravski trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Boubert is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boubert is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boubert is accepting new patients.

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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.