We found 6 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Des Plaines, IL.

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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. 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). Dr. Makhlouf's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Makhlouf is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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 is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stefan Szczerba specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szczerba is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Szczerba is conversant in Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Dr. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2808 Commons Drive
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano works as a plastic surgeon. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Galiano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Galiano is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lucio Pavone's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Pavone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pavone studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Peter Johnson's area of specialization is plastic surgery. 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 is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.