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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Nicolas Villanustre is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Villanustre include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 250
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Archer specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Archer obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Archer honors. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dupuytren's contracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Newman attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Robert Patrick McCune, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert McCune works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. McCune's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Haydon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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.