We found 7 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji works as a facial plastic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaibaji include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaibaji honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jaibaji attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Jaibaji speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. David Michael Kupfer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3434 Midway Drive; Suite 2004
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Kupfer's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kupfer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kupfer is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kian Samimi is a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Samimi's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Samimi attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Samimi is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8890
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chao takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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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. John George Apostolides, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1322 Scott Street; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Apostolides, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He speaks French. These areas are among Dr. Apostolides's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Apostolides is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. Diana M Breister Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2275 Rio Bonito Way; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diana Breister-Ghosh is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Breister-Ghosh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (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 medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dobke'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, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

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