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Dr. Heather Rosen Faulkner, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Wang 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Heather Faulkner's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faulkner include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faulkner is open to new patients. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Faulkner (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Joseph Ehrlichman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Critical Care
15 Parkman Street; Wang 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Ehrlichman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Ehrlichman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Ehrlichman completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Asprs Public Education Committee; Asst Prof, Plastic Surgery, Boston Univ; and Phi Beta Kappa. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Shriners Hospital For Children, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Ehrlichman's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amy S Colwell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15 Parkman Street Wacc 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Amy Colwell is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colwell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Colwell's distinctions include: Nathaniel Bowditch Award; MGH One Hundred; and Peter Bent Brigham Surgical Scholar. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Colwell welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Yaremchuk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Mgh Wacc Suite 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Yaremchuk is a plastic surgeon in Boston, MA. Dr. Yaremchuk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Yaremchuk has received professional recognition including the following: Julian J. Pribaz, M.D. Teaching Award, Harvard Plastic surgery Training Program; Who's Who in America; and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yaremchuk is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthias Donelan is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Donelan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Donelan has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Suite 435
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Winograd works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winograd include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Winograd speaks Spanish. Dr. Winograd is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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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