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

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanchwala honors. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kanchwala's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kanchwala has an open panel.

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

Dr. Joseph Serletti's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Serletti performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Serletti's distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Low is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Low include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Low 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.

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

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

Dr. Paris Butler works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), flap reconstruction, and body contouring. Dr. Butler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Butler attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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