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

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 plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Dr. Papanicolaou's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Summa Health System, and Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Papanicolaou attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. Dean Johnston's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnston is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Health. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. Saulius Jankauskas practices plastic surgery in Longwood, FL. These areas are among Dr. Jankauskas's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jankauskas takes. Dr. Jankauskas attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Lake Mary, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shoukas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Shoukas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shoukas 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.

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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.