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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Antonio Julio Gayoso, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Gayoso specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gayoso honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gayoso is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Charles Gallant, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
601 5th St. So; Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gallant's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallant include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and tattoo removal. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Gallant performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. 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.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Linda Elias, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3900 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Diana Elias is a specialist in plastic surgery. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Elias a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias is an in-network provider 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, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

Dr. Lawrence Bernard Savitsky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 202
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Savitsky's specialty is plastic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Savitsky is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Blepharoplasty

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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.