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Dr. Clyde Edwin Pittman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3320 Old Jefferson Road; Building 100
Athens, GA
 

Dr. C. Pittman is an Athens, GA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pittman include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lewis Moore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
740 Prince Avenue; Building 10
Athens, GA
 

Dr. James Moore is a plastic surgeon in Athens, GA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and breast reconstruction revision. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore accepts.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Augustus Gumucio, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
489 N Milledge Avenue; Suite A
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Cesar Gumucio is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Athens, GA. Dr. Gumucio attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gumucio include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gumucio is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2325 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Lober specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lober is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2325 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA
 

Dr. John Hurteau's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Hurteau's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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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