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We found 5 plastic surgeons who accept BlueCare near Saint Augustine, FL.

Dr. Deirdre Smith Leake, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1750 Tree Boulevard; Suite 10
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Deidre Leake's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Saint Augustine, FL. She 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 HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leake accepts. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency.

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Dr. Anh Quoc Vu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
301 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 109
St. Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Anh Vu is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Vu an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kalpana S De Pasquale, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Ste 401a; Street
Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Kalpana Depasquale works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Depasquale is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3 San Bartola Drive
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Taliaferro works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Augustine, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Taliaferro is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Suite 101
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Johnson is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He 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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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).