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We found 7 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Anthony Paul Terrasse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 265
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Terrasse works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Terrasse's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Terrasse include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Terrasse attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Terrasse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Mansour Vincent Makhlouf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
9301 Golf Road, Golf Sumac Professional Building; Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Mansour Makhlouf, who practices in Des Plaines, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Makhlouf average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makhlouf honors. Dr. Makhlouf has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Makhlouf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari is a pediatric plastic surgeon in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Vicari has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vicari include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Peter Eric Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8901 W. Golf Road; Suite 204
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Peter Johnson is a plastic surgery specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Johnson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Stefan M Szczerba, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10400 West Higgins Road; Suite 100
Rosemont, IL
 

Dr. Stefan Szczerba is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Szczerba's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szczerba obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Rudolph Frank Dolezal Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9301 W Golf Road; #110
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Dolezal is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Arlington Heights, IL, Buffalo Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dolezal's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dolezal studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Lucio A Pavone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 210
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Lucio Pavone specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Pavone's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavone graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Pavone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (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.