We found 4 providers matching 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; Wang 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehrlichman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman takes. Dr. Ehrlichman studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ehrlichman is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Foundation Medical Partners. His practice 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 practices plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Yaremchuk is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Yaremchuk trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yaremchuk's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Wacc, Suite 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Winograd's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Winograd has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Winograd takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His distinctions include: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research; Grant, "fibroblast Growth Factors And Msx2: A; and Molecular Basis For Craniosynostosis, " .. Dr. Winograd (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Newton, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton Lower Falls, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Donelan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Donelan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Donelan has an open panel. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Donelan completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Donelan has received the following distinction: 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.