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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's specialties are plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehrlichman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman takes. Dr. Ehrlichman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ehrlichman is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Shriners Hospital For Children, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is accepting 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 plastic surgery specialist in Boston, MA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Yaremchuk is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yaremchuk 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yaremchuk 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Colwell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Colwell studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Colwell's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her distinctions include: 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: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donelan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Donelan has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. He 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
15 Parkman Street; Suite 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Winograd's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Winograd is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Winograd takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Winograd speaks Spanish.

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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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