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We found 16 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Huntington Beach, CA.

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Evans attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Evans average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. 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 in Fountain Valley, CA and Westminster, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tran's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Reichner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reichner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Reichner performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield.

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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 area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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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 surgeon. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Vu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Paydar's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Paydar attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association and Best Paper Award for Resident Competition at California Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Paydar speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Langevin speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Langevin include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Langevin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jay Calvert sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Calvert accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Calvert trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinctions: 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 sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sundine honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Sundine has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Vincent Hung, who practices in Pasadena, CA and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hung's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hung is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Huntington Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Nichter accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nichter include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Elliott's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Elliott include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Elliott is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Richard Solmer, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Solmer include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solmer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at California Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Martin Bailey is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bailey include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bailey takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bailey's education and training includes medical school at The University of Manchester School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally 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 and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Hakeem include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Al-Hakeem studied medicine at 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. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wendt honors. Dr. Wendt's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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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.