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Dr. Michael Dobryansky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Dobryansky, who practices in Garden City, NY, Babylon, NY, and West Islip, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dobryansky's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Dobryansky honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Dr. Tommaso Addona, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Tommaso Addona's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Addona's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Addona honors. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Addona has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Addona (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Addona's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Laurence Theodore Glickman, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
999 Franklin Avenue; Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Pc
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Glickman works as a plastic surgeon in Garden City, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Glickman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Glickman's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Nassau University Medical Center. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Glickman is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Glickman is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Barry K Douglas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Barry Douglas is a plastic surgeon in Garden City, NY. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Douglas's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Nassau University Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Douglas is accepting new patients. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Douglas (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Dr. Roger Lawrence Simpson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Roger Simpson is a plastic surgeon in Garden City, NY and East Meadow, NY. After attending Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Simpson highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Simpson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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Dr. Bruce W Brewer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Brewer specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Brewer's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brewer attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brewer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. He is accepting new patients.

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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.