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

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

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's area of specialization is facial plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Jaibaji has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Jaibaji has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Family Health Plus. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. David Kupfer is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Kupfer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kupfer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to 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. John George Apostolides, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1322 Scott Street; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Apostolides is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Apostolides has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Apostolides honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting 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. 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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Breister-Ghosh is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Breister-Ghosh honors. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Breister-Ghosh is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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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)

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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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