We found 18 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. Arian S Mowlavi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 310
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Laguna Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Mowlavi's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Mowlavi average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mowlavi's distinctions include: Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW; Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Phi Betta Kappa, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Larry Nichter's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Nichter is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nichter a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Top Doctors Peer Review Award, multiple yrs.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Calvert is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Calvert is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Calvert include: Southern California Super Doctors; RealSelf Top Doctor; and Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com. Dr. Calvert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Reichner's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Reichner highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reichner include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reichner welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Evans obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Evans 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. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine practices plastic surgery in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sundine is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sundine completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sundine include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and Westminster, CA. Dr. Tran is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Huntington Beach, CA and Corona, CA. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Vu's training includes residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Keyianoosh Paydar sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paydar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Paydar is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Paydar graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Paydar has received 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. Eugene D Elliott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
9900 Talbert Avenue; Suite 101
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Elliott works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elliott include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Elliott is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA.

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Dr. Mark Evans Krugman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Organ Transplantation, Otolaryngology
361 Hospital Road
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mark Krugman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, organ transplantation, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Irvine, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krugman include tummy tuck revision, nipple surgery, and restylane. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krugman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krugman attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krugman completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Krugman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 medical specialty is plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bailey include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Bailey honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from The University of Manchester School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1501 Superior Avenue; #208
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hung is a specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Hung's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Hung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hung include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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

Dr. Richard Solmer works as a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Solmer include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at California Hospital Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Allentown, Dr. Solmer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Allen Michael Doezie, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
777 Corporate Drive; Suite 110
Ladera Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Allen Doezie is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Ladera Ranch, CA. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Doezie attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Doezie's clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. The average patient rating for Dr. Doezie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Doezie's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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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