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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Medicaid near Binghamton, NY.

Dr. Armando Bernabe Mata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
161 Riverside Drive; Suite 106
Binghamton, NY
 

Dr. Armando Mata's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mata has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Mata (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City and Binghamton General Hospital.

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Dr. Bohdan Peter Fedczuk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
27 Park Avenue; Second Floor
Binghamton, NY
 

Dr. Bohdan Fedczuk is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Fedczuk graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fedczuk include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. His professional affiliations include Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City and Binghamton General Hospital.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
27 Park Avenue; Second Floor
Binghamton, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Pejo works as a plastic surgeon in Binghamton, NY. Dr. Pejo's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Pejo is affiliated with Binghamton General Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Allan Walker, MD
Specializes in Other
161 Riverside Drive; Suite M-01 Lourdes Med. Building
Binghamton, NY
 

These areas are among Dr. Mark Walker's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Walker graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City and Binghamton General Hospital.

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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.