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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Lake Mary, FL.

Dr. Dean Livingston Johnston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; #212
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Dean Johnston is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Johnston is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Orlando Health. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. George Dimitrios Papanicolaou, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1035 Primera Boulevard; 1041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. George Papanicolaou is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Papanicolaou graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Summa Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papanicolaou include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Papanicolaou is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Saulius Jurgis Jankauskas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
521 W Sr 434; Suite 106
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Saulius Jankauskas is a specialist in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jankauskas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jankauskas at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. James Thomas Shoukas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
934 Williston Park Point; Suite 1028
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. James Shoukas practices plastic surgery in Lake Mary, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Shoukas accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (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.