We found 22 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Aetna near Boston, MA.

Dr. Michael John Yaremchuk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Mgh Wacc Suite 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Yaremchuk is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yaremchuk's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yaremchuk is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; and The Best Doctors in America.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy S Colwell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15 Parkman Street Wacc 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Amy Colwell's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Colwell highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colwell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Colwell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Colwell has received professional recognition including the following: Nathaniel Bowditch Award; MGH One Hundred; and Peter Bent Brigham Surgical Scholar. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Michael Tantillo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
21 Merchants Row; Suite 3a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Tantillo practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tantillo include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Tantillo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tantillo has received professional recognition including the following: Guide to America's Top Physicians-Cosmetic Surgery, Consumer Research Council of America and Guide to America's Top Physicians-Plastic Surgery, Consumers' Research Council of America. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Faulkner Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel N Driscoll, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street; Department of Plastic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Driscoll is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Driscoll's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Service Award for international teaching in Bogota, Colombia, Physicians for Peace; "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; and Service Award from Regional Department of Humanitarian Help, Lviv, Ukraine. Dr. Driscoll is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Driscoll's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sean T Doherty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
69 Newbury Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sean Doherty, who practices in Boston, MA, Brookline, MA, and Concord, MA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doherty include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Doherty is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Emerson Hospital. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doherty accepts. Dr. Doherty has an open panel. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lahey Clinic and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Doherty offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Dr. Richard Joseph Ehrlichman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Critical Care
15 Parkman Street; Wang 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). The average patient rating for Dr. Ehrlichman is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ehrlichman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman honors. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ehrlichman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ehrlichman include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Asprs Public Education Committee; Asst Prof, Plastic Surgery, Boston Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Ehrlichman is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ehrlichman's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Alan Bartlett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 Brookline Place; Suite 427
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Richard Bartlett is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Bartlett's clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bartlett is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Julian J. Pribaz Teaching Award for Harvard combined plastic surgery residency; and Lecturer of the year for Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bartlett is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rita Marie Sadowski, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
800 Washington Street; #250
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rita Sadowski practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Sadowski has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Milford Regional Medical Center. She accepts TRICARE, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadowski is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sadowski speaks Cantonese.

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Dr. Eric G Halvorson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
75 Francis Street; Division of Plastic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Halvorson is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Halvorson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Halvorson accepts Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic and Rhode Island Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award; Humanitarian Award; and Outstanding chief Resident Award. He speaks French.

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Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
45 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pomahac is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pomahac graduated from Palacky University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pomahac has received professional recognition including the following: Champion Innovator in Health Care Award, Boston Business Journal; Samuel O. Thier Physician Leadership Award, Partners Health Care; and Award for 'Excellence in Design' - Surgical Planning for Facial Transplantation. He speaks Czech.

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Dr. Eleanor Canfield Pitts, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1153 Centre Street; Suite 5970
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eleanor Pitts is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Pitts is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pitts include: Diploma De Honor For Voluntary Surgical Serivices In Peru, Nad; Syvertsen Scholarship Recipien, Dartmouth Medical; and School. Dr. Pitts's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Donald Jay Morris, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
235 Cypress Street; Suite 210
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Donald Morris works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Brookline, MA. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Surgery; Checkbook Guide to Americas Top Physician; and Research Council of America. Dr. Morris offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Terri Joyce Halperin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Terri Halperin is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Halperin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Halperin trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Halperin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: American Medical Women's Award; E.E. Owen Award, Duke University; and National Merit Scholarhsip John Harvard Scholarship. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Yoon Sun Chun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yoon Chun works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Chun attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chun honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Association for Cancer Research AFLAC Young Investigator Award; Magna Cum Laude Honors in Biochemical Sciences Harvard University; and Harvard Medical School Residents & Fellows. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Faulkner Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Donelan attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. Dr. Donelan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
170 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Hergrueter is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hergrueter completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hergrueter include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Hergrueter's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; First Place; and Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. Dr. Hergrueter is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Children's Hospital Boston, and Faulkner Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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