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Dr. Aron David Wahrman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aron Wahrman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, botox injection, and breast augmentation. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wahrman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Wound Complications, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Serletti studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Serletti trained at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Serletti has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Suhall K Kanchwala, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10th Floor, Penn Tower; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Kanchwala is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kanchwala's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kanchwala attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Wood Ambulatory; Care Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Low's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Low include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Low is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alexander F Au, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Au practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include body contouring, nipple reconstruction, and breast lift. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital. Dr. Au obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Paris D Butler, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paris Butler is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), flap reconstruction, and body contouring. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Butler completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Body Contouring, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (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.
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