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We found 8 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Bruce Mast, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mast average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mast is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mast accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mast completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received distinctions including 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, Implant Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, congenital hand surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. Her distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Skin Cancer, Free ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Katz's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include facelift, forehead lift, and eyelid lift. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Katz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Katz attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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..

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

Dr. Ashley Katherine Lentz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Lentz practices plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), and cleft lip and palate repair. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lentz takes. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lentz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Implant Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, Forehead Lift, Liposuction, Eyelid Lift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Rosenberg's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts 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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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tyrone include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Tyrone honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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 clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Nesmith's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kirk attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.