We found 15 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Daniel Richard Reichner II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3101 W. Coast Highway; Suite 314
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Reichner specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reichner accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Reichner is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 223
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran practices plastic surgery and general surgery. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gregory R.D. Randolph Dean Evans, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Evans is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Evans graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Evans's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Plastic Surgery; and Honorary member, Korean Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Dr. Thuan Trong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Thuan Vu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
17742 Beach Boulevard; Suite 335
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Steve Vu practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu accepts.

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Dr. Keyianoosh Zad Paydar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Keyianoosh Paydar is a plastic surgeon. He is conversant in French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Paydar is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Paydar is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paydar include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association and Best Paper Award for Resident Competition at California Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting.

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Dr. Jay Wynn Calvert, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1617 Westcliff Drive; Suite 207
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jay Calvert is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Calvert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Calvert attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Calvert is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com.

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Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Sundine has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundine takes. Dr. Sundine attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Larry Steven Nichter, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 401
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nichter's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nichter a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Nichter has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Eugene D Elliott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
9900 Talbert Avenue; Suite 101
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Elliott is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Elliott's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Elliott's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA.

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Dr. Vincent C Hung, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1501 Superior Avenue; #208
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hung specializes in head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Pasadena, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Hung is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hung is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hung is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Dr. Richard (None) Solmer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
307 Placentia Avenue; Suite 208
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Solmer is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Solmer is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at California Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Solmer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Martin Hugh Bailey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
351 Hospital Road; Suite 617
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. M. Bailey's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Bailey obtained his medical school training at The University of Manchester School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. Mazin S Al-Hakeem, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine
19671 Beach Boulevard; Suite 321
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mazin Al-Hakeem specializes in legal medicine. Dr. Al-Hakeem's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Mayo Medical School.

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Specializes in Other
351 Hospital Road; Suite 601
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Wendt's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wendt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for residency.

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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.