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Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a plastic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mast attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons.

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

Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Skin Cancer, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Judd Katz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adam Katz is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. Dr. Katz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Katz trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katz include: 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Breast Lift, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Facial Problems, Liposuction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Arm Lift, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Tyrone III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1204 Nw 69th Terrace; Suite F
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Tyrone's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Tyrone's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tyrone is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Richard Lee Nesmith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6801 Nw 9th Boulevard; Suite 2
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Nesmith is a plastic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nesmith honors. Dr. Nesmith is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sofia Krkljus Kirk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4340 W Newberry Road; Suite 301
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sofia Kirk's medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirk include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kirk is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kirk graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.