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We found 7 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Health Net PPO near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Lynn Jen Chung, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Chia Chung is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chung average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chung attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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

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

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Room 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hobson's areas of expertise include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Hobson completed her residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javaheri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Javaheri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 401
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Belek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Belek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ronald P Gruber, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3318 Elm Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Gruber practices plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruber's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Gruber is an in-network provider for Health Net insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Tummy Tuck, Dermabrasion, Facial Implants, Lip Augmentation, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3120 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kahn works as a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kahn honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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

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