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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Otolaryngology
10377 S Us Highway 1; Suite 101
Port St Lucie, FL

Dr. James Autin is a Port Saint Lucie, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and counseling. Dr. Autin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Autin honors.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1801 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite B105
Port St Lucie, FL

Dr. Leslie Berghash, who practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Berghash's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Dr. Christopher Robin Cromwell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
549 N.w Whitney Place
Saint Lucie West, FL

Dr. Christopher Cromwell practices plastic surgery and general surgery. He is in-network for 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 Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Juan C Giachino Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1801 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite A107
Port St. Lucie, FL

Dr. Juan Giachino is a plastic surgery specialist. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Giachino accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).