We found 11 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Miami, FL.

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

Dr. William McDonald's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald takes. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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

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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. The average patient rating for Dr. Wolfe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfe takes. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Varkarakis is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Varkarakis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Varkarakis an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Varkarakis include: Top Doctor's Honors Edition, Who's Who; America's Top Surgeons 2015, Consumer's Research Council Of America; and Patients Choice Award, vitals. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randy Miller specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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

Dr. Seth Thaller works as a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL. These areas are among Dr. Thaller's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thaller accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Zaydon is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Zaydon's clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and body contouring after weight loss. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zaydon's training includes residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Zaydon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and South Miami Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Juvederm, ... (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 in Hialeah, FL and Miami, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Garcia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Oeltjen, who practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Oeltjen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Oeltjen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Daniel Calva-Cerqueira, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
8506 Sw 8 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Calva-Cerqueira is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Calva-Cerqueira trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Calva-Cerqueira takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Calva-Cerqueira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lee specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Lee's residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee's distinctions 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. Dr. Lee is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1611 North West 12th Avenue; Po Box 016960 (r-114)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dao Nguyen practices cardiothoracic surgery in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and lipoma excision. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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.
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