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We found 8 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu is a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Pu'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, Western Health Advantage, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Johnson has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata works as a plastic surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Yamahata is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Yamahata is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Green completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Green has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Granger Bradford Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Granger Wong's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sahar include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahar graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.