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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2597 Schoenersville Road; Suite 305
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Robert Murphy's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Murphy has an open panel.

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

Dr. Edward F Guarino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
451 Chew Street; Suite 309
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. Edward Guarino is an Allentown, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended Sapienza University of Rome and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Guarino's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
74 West Broad Street; Suite 170
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. W. Morrissey is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Morrissey obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
825 Delaware Avenue
Fountain Hill, PA
 

Dr. Edward Salgado specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Salgado's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Salgado accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (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.