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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Ehrlichman is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Foundation Medical Partners. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ehrlichman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ehrlichman include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ehrlichman's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Yaremchuk is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yaremchuk include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Yaremchuk average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yaremchuk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Winograd specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Winograd (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winograd honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Winograd include: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research; Grant, "fibroblast Growth Factors And Msx2: A; and Molecular Basis For Craniosynostosis, " .. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winograd's office for an appointment.

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

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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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Donelan attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Donelan has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley 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.