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We found 9 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Miami, FL.

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62 Avenue, Mch Plastic Surgery; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Wolfe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Wolfe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Varkarakis's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varkarakis takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Varkarakis is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Varkarakis's distinctions include: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. McDonald is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Dr. McDonald honors 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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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Thaller's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaller has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Miller's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Thomas John Zaydon Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite #509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Zaydon is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zaydon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaydon include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zaydon's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm Lift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 110
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia practices plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Garcia has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. John Christopher Oeltjen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 Biltmore; Suite 120
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. John Oeltjen's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Oeltjen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Oeltjen's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lee has received include Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (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.