We found 4 providers matching 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gerzenshtein at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Gerzenshtein is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Faeza Kazmier is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Kazmier's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Kazmier average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Kazmier performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Her professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1755 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Ferguson is a plastic surgeon in Lakeland, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferguson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferguson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferguson attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ferguson trained at Conemaugh Health System and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
520 E Garden Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Shreekant Tripathi works as a plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Tripathi is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Tripathi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, and MetroWest Medical Center.

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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.