We found 4 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Molina Healthcare HMO near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Kian J Samimi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
711 4th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA

Dr. Kian Samimi's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samimi include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is a graduate of the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Samimi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Samimi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Roman Hess, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 120
San Diego, CA

Dr. Jason Hess, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Hess's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hess has an open panel.

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

Dr. Marek K Dobke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Medical Offices North 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA

Dr. Marek Dobke's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Dobke highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dobke attended Medical University of Gdansk for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian.

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

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 310
Coronado, CA

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Guttikonda is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Tendon Repair, Breast ... (Read more)


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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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