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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Samimi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Samimi is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Samimi welcomes new patients.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Hess graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed 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 clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Hess average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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; Mail Code 889
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marek Dobke works as a plastic surgeon. He graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Dobke's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, who practices in Coronado, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. These areas are among Dr. Guttikonda's clinical interests: cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. Dr. Guttikonda is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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.