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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Exton, PA.

Dr. Gary F Wingate, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate is a specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wingate's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wingate has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Implant Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Francine Anne Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cedrone's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and rhinoplasty. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Cedrone accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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

Dr. Paul Sung Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Voted one of Philadelphia's 'TOP DOC' in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Caplan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Adolfo Veitia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Chester, PA and Paoli, PA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Veitia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Veitia's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (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.