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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Pensacola, FL.

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

Dr. Nathan Patterson sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Patterson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson honors. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Pensacola. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Teodoro Ortega, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ortega has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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. She practices in Gulf Breeze, FL and Pensacola, FL. Dr. Leveque has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. Patients rated Dr. Ortega highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.