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We found 6 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Coventry near Harrisburg, PA.

Dr. Paul M Glat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Glat is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Glat's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glat welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. George Peter Zavitsanos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
3998 Red Lion Road; Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Zavitsanos specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Fort Washington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zavitsanos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zavitsanos trained at Duke University Medical Center and Graduate Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zavitsanos takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Nicholas Dibello Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2361 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Dibello is a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Dibello is affiliated with Jeanes Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA.

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

Dr. Neil Bruce Gottlieb, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2137 Welsh Road; Suite 2d
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neil Gottlieb's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with Nazareth Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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

Dr. John Gregory Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1331 E Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Fernandez practices plastic surgery. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Fernandez attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Wellington Joseph Davis III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Old York Road; Suite 250
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Wellington Davis is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Davis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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.