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We found 8 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Anthony Nicholas Dardano, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
951 Nw 13th Street; Suite 4d
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Dardano specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Dardano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dardano include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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

Dr. Scott Thorne Farber, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7700 West Camino Real; Suite 403
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Scott Farber's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farber include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Farber is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Farber attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Hatem Ahmed Abou-Sayed, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7050 West Palmetto Park Road; Suite 30
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Hatem Abou-Sayed sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Palm Springs, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Abou-Sayed studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Abou-Sayed is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abou-Sayed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Andrew Michael Ress, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6877 Sw 18th Street; Suite H201
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ress specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ress's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Parker Bogue, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
660 Glades Road; Suite 380
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. David Bogue's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Bogue attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Daniel E OHara, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
660 Glades Road; Suite 380
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel O'Hara's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Hara include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. O'Hara studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Hilton Becker, MD
Specializes in Other
670 Glades Road; Suite 220
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Hilton Becker's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Becker highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Specializes in Other
670 Glades Road; 240
Boca Raton, FL
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Jonathan Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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