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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 practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huston include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Huston is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University 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. Alexander Bee Dagum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Dagum works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dagum takes. He attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dagum trained 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. 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic ... (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 a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganz include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganz accepts. Dr. Ganz attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (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 works as a plastic surgeon in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Bui include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Bui performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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.