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

Dr. George Papanicolaou's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papanicolaou takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Summa Health System, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dean Johnston is a plastic surgery specialist in Lake Mary, FL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Johnston has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Health and Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. James Shoukas is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Shoukas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shoukas include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, and Florida Hospital Orlando. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoukas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Named Americas Top Surgeon, Consumers Research Council, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Saulius Jankauskas' specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jankauskas is affiliated with Orlando Health. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The average patient rating for Dr. Jankauskas is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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