We found 7 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Makhlouf (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Makhlouf include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Swedish Covenant Hospital. 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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makhlouf is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Makhlouf's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stefan Szczerba, who practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Rosemont, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szczerba include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Szczerba takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Szczerba trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly's Top Doctors; Patient' Choice Award; and Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Top 10 Doctor, Chicago Plastic Surgeon, RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Szczerba is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (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 specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vicari accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Vicari attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is 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. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2808 Commons Drive
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galiano include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galiano accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Galiano is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Galiano has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Johnson is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Rudolph Frank Dolezal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
605 W Central Road; Suite 205
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Dolezal is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Dolezal's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and radiesse. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dolezal attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lucio Pavone is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pavone include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pavone is affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Pavone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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.
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