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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Lakeland, FL.

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4429 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is conversant in Russian. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gerzenshtein is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Gerzenshtein studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerzenshtein honors. Dr. Gerzenshtein has an open panel.

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Dr. John Scott Ferguson, MD, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1755 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Ferguson, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Ferguson graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferguson is in-network for 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Faeza Kazmier works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Kazmier is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kazmier include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kazmier studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP.

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

Dr. Shreekant K Tripathi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
520 E Garden Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Shreekant Tripathi's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Lakeland, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathi include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. Tripathi attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tripathi completed residency programs at Summa Akron City Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, and MetroWest Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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.