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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehrlichman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ehrlichman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ehrlichman include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Foundation Medical Partners. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Yaremchuk graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaremchuk include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yaremchuk is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yaremchuk has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Winograd average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Winograd include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Winograd is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Winograd takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Winograd completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Winograd's distinctions include: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research; Grant, "fibroblast Growth Factors And Msx2: A; and Molecular Basis For Craniosynostosis, " .. In addition to English, Dr. Winograd (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Donelan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Donelan has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society..

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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.