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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Griffin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Chia Chung works as a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chung is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Chung attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Chung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, 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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). The average patient rating for Dr. Hobson is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson honors. Before completing her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hobson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hobson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Shahin Javaheri's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Javaheri's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Javaheri welcomes 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. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 401
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Belek is open to new patients. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Ronald Gruber practices plastic surgery. Dr. Gruber has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He accepts Health Net insurance. Dr. Gruber attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Kahn practices plastic surgery in Oakland, CA. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Kahn welcomes new patients.

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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.