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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 surgeon in Gainesville, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Mast attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mast has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Katz, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Katz graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Katz has received distinctions including 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School.. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Breast Lift, ... (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 medical specialty is 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. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Tyrone is a specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Tyrone's areas of expertise include the following: mini tummy tuck, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Tyrone average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyrone has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Nesmith sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nesmith include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nesmith studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason J Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Rosenberg'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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Ashley Katherine Lentz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Lentz is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Gainesville, FL and Ormond Beach, FL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lentz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Implants

Dr. Adil A Kabeer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adil Kabeer practices plastic surgery. Dr. Kabeer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and nipple surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabeer accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kabeer trained at Nassau University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sofia Kirk's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kirk's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.
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