We found 5 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Antonio Gayoso works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. These areas are among Dr. Gayoso's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gayoso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. William Wright Adams, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2299 9th Avenue North; Suite 2c
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Adams is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adams include breast augmentation, burns, and hand problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Adams (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Burns, Laser Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ganglion Cyst, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Diana Elias specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Elias is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Elias speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

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

Dr. Michael Gallant practices 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. Dr. Gallant accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gallant attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 202
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Savitsky's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Savitsky is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Savitsky takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Blepharoplasty

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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