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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Athens, GA.

Dr. Clyde Edwin Pittman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3320 Old Jefferson Road; Building 100
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Clyde Pittman sees patients in Athens, GA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Pittman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pittman accepts.

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Dr. James Lewis Moore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
489 N Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. James Moore's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Moore honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Cesar Augustus Gumucio, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
489 N Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Cesar Gumucio is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Gumucio is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gumucio is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2325 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Lober is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Athens, GA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lober is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2325 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. John Hurteau, who practices in Athens, GA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hurteau include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hurteau takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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.