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Dr. Jeffrey A Arons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
245 Amity Road; Suite 107
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arons' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Arons's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Arons attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Arons average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arons is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center; One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Persing works as a plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon in New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Persing honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program. Dr. Persing is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46 Prince Street; Suite 403
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ravski is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ravski takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 Sherman Avenue; Suite #502
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Boubert has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boubert honors. Dr. Boubert is accepting new patients.

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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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