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We found 22 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane works as a pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Daane speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Daane include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daane is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Daane has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 368c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Chow is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chow is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Mary Helena McGrath, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
350 Parnassus Avenue; Suite 509
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mary McGrath, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McGrath include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McGrath attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. McGrath is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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

Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lee offers language support for Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Buncke is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Buncke has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Buncke has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. K. Cary Cary Christopher Canoun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
490 Post Street; #1701
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karim Canoun's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Canoun an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Canoun trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Canoun speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Robert D Foster, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street; Second Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Foster's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster honors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Lynn Jen Chung, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
390 Laurel Street; #205
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chia Chung is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Chung a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chung is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Harvey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 690
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harvey sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Harvey has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harvey welcomes new patients. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Harvey (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Gynecomastia, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Ning Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2100 Webster Street; Suite 328
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kristoffer Chang's specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry K Fan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
77 Van Ness Avenue; Suite 302
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Larry Fan works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Fan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Fan's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Bryant Alexander Toth, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 424
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Toth is a specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Toth a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Toth include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Toth has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 265c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedenthal takes. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Friedenthal attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Friedenthal has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedenthal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. David Sangook Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Chang is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Good Samaritan Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chang has an open panel. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Fred Suess, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Fred Suess is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Suess takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Suess (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Suess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2480 Mission Street; Suite 109
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Javaheri is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Javaheri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.