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We found 4 providers with an interest in 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 works as a plastic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Samimi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Samimi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Jason Hess practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Hess's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Marek K Dobke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marek Dobke is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dobke is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dobke's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. For his residency, Dr. Dobke trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Coronado, CA. Dr. Guttikonda's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Guttikonda attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Guttikonda is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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.