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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' specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Evans is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Evans's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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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 plastic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Reichner is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Reichner is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Keyianoosh Paydar practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paydar honors. Dr. Paydar attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

Dr. Michael Sundine is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sundine is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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

Dr. Jay Calvert specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Calvert attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calvert include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Calvert highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Calvert has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com.

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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 sees patients in Huntington Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Nichter's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is 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 takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Nichter's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 works as a head and neck plastic surgeon in Pasadena, CA and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hung's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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 surgery and hand surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Elliott is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His 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. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Elliott is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA.

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

Dr. Richard Solmer specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Solmer include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at California Hospital Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Solmer is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bailey is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He attended The University of Manchester School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Bailey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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's specialty is legal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hakeem include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Al-Hakeem accepts 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 takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his 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.