We found 5 providers matching breast reduction and who accept United Healthcare Plans 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Boston, MA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Yaremchuk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yaremchuk has received include Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; and The Best Doctors in America. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Boston, MA. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Colwell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Colwell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colwell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Nathaniel Bowditch Award; MGH One Hundred; and Peter Bent Brigham Surgical Scholar 2001, 2002, 2003.. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman specializes in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Ehrlichman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehrlichman takes. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Asprs Public Education Committee. In addition to English, Dr. Ehrlichman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Winograd's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. 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. Dr. Winograd is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Winograd's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research; Grant, "fibroblast Growth Factors And Msx2: A; and Molecular Basis For Craniosynostosis, " .. Dr. Winograd is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Donelan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Donelan's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.
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