We found 20 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Aetna PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. John E Sherman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1016 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Sherman is a plastic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Patients rated Dr. Sherman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Guardian, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sherman (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sherman welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Scot Bradley Glasberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scot B Glasberg Md; 42a East 74th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Scot Glasberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Glasberg attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glasberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Glasberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Glasberg is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. David Mark Otterburn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
560 1st Avenue; # Tch169
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Otterburn is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otterburn include blepharoplasty, body contouring, and restylane. Dr. Otterburn is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Otterburn is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Harvey Norman Himel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 E 98th Street; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harvey Himel is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Himel's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Himel takes. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Himel attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Himel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Nolan Serge Karp, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
305 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nolan Karp, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Karp is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Karp is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Sheel Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
560 First Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sheel Sharma specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Sharma's areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), benign skin lesions, and body contouring. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language.

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Dr. Barry M Zide, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
305 East 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Barry Zide works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Zide's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and ablation. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zide is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Dr. David Alan Staffenberg, ScD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
305 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Staffenberg is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staffenberg include cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and ablation. Dr. Staffenberg is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Staffenberg attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Staffenberg is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mihye L Choi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
305 East 47th Street; #1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mihye Choi's specialty is plastic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Choi's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Ernest Sai-Yun Chiu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
318 E 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ernest Chiu is a specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chiu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), moles, and birthmarks. Patients gave Dr. Chiu an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiu honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Eduardo Dejesus De Jesus Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery
305 East 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez is a New York, NY physician who specializes in plastic surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Rodriguez is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Rodriguez's patients. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, moles, and dermabrasion. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rodriguez's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. John Gerard Hunter, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
461 Park Avenue S; Suite 7l
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Hunter specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Hunter a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hunter is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Alan Michael Engler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
122 E. 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alan Engler practices plastic surgery in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Guardian, Cigna, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Engler attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He speaks French.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
425 West 59th Street; Suite 4c
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Samson is a specialist in plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Samson is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Samson accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Norman Bakshandeh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
142 Joralemon Street; Suite 8a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Bakshandeh, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bakshandeh's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakshandeh's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Gary Steven Bromley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Bromley works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bromley include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bromley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bromley completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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.