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We found 6 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Viant near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Sami Ullah Khan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sami Khan is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic.

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

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Dr. Tara Lynn Huston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tara Huston's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Huston has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Huston include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Huston's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark A Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mark Gelfand sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand's clinical interests include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gelfand (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexander Bee Dagum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Dagum's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dagum graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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

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Dr. Jason C Ganz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ganz is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Ganz takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

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Dr. Duc Tri Bui, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Duc Bui specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Bui obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose ... (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.