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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Mowlavi is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Mowlavi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. His 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 Persian and Turkish.

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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 specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Huntington Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. Dr. Nichter's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). Dr. Nichter is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Top Doctors Peer Review Award, multiple yrs. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Reichner performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Reichner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jay Calvert specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Calvert average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Calvert's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; RealSelf Top Doctor; and Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com. In addition to English, Dr. Calvert (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Paydar attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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, he speaks French. Dr. Paydar is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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

Dr. Michael Sundine is a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sundine attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sundine has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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 specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA. Dr. Elliott attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Elliott is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Elliott has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Evans' specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Evans takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Evans attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Plastic Surgery; and Honorary member, Korean Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Bailey 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. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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

Dr. Mark Krugman is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck revision, nipple surgery, and restylane. On average, patients gave Dr. Krugman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krugman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krugman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve 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. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu accepts. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Vu attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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

Dr. Alan Tran is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA and Westminster, CA. Dr. Tran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then 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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Specializes in 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 head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hung's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hung include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

Dr. Thuan Nguyen is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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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. His clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solmer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at California Hospital Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Allentown for residency. Dr. Solmer is professionally 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Ladera Ranch, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Doezie attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doezie has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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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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