We found 6 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Largo, FL.

Dr. Nicolas Pablo Villanustre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
501 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Villanustre practices plastic surgery in Clearwater, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Villanustre accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Villanustre graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Eric Isaac Egozi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1608 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eric Egozi is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Egozi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Egozi is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Ruth Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8686 131st Street North
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Karen Singer practices plastic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and Seminole, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Singer is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Singer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, BlueOptions, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 250
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Archer's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Archer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Archer attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Archer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christopher Michael Newman, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1875 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Newman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include the following: breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dupuytren's contracture. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Newman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Lymphadenectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Burns, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Allan Haydon is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haydon include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Haydon is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Breast Reduction, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (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.