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We found 7 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near East Meadow, NY.

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

Dr. Michael Dobryansky's medical specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Dobryansky highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Dobryansky is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Laurence Glickman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Glickman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Glickman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Glickman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Tommaso Addona is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Addona include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Addona's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Addona honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Addona (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Dr. Addona welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt ... (Read more)

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Dr. Martin Elliot Kessler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
143 North Long Beach Boulevard
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kessler specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kessler (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kessler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Franklin Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kessler is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Brewer is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brewer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brewer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brewer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brewer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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' area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Douglas is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Douglas (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Nassau University Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Roger Simpson sees patients in Garden City, NY and East Meadow, NY. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Simpson attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

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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.