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We found 10 providers matching breast reduction and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Eric Jason Stelnicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
100 S.e. 15th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Stelnicki's medical specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelnicki include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stelnicki has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Ivy award, AAPS. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1001 Avocado Isle
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt practices hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Dr. Peter Jon Simon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2322 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rankin takes. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center.

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Dr. Russell Frank Sassani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4161 Nw 5th Street; Suite 100
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Russell Sassani is a plastic surgery specialist in Plantation, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sassani include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sassani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sassani is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Chance Taylor Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Chance Kaplan is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Thomassen's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Thomassen attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Thomassen is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Zoran Potparic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1116 E Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Potparic's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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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.