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

Dr. Nathan William Patterson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 207
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Patterson practices plastic surgery in Gulf Breeze, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Pensacola and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Ortega is conversant in Filipino. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before performing his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 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. Ortega takes.

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

Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543-a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Butler is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Jocelyn Elizabeth Leveque, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Leveque is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. She is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leveque studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Dr. Kyle Kit Shaddix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 203
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Shaddix specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaddix include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital. Dr. Shaddix is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ortega at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ortega attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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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