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We found 5 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. John J OBrien Jr., MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
7855 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John O'Brien is a head and neck plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Brien's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. O'Brien attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Brien's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (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' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Adams's clinical interests: breast augmentation, administrative medicine, and burns. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Adams honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Burns, Laser Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Administrative Medicine, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Michael Newman, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7855 38th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Newman sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Largo, FL, and Redington Beach, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dupuytren's contracture. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman honors. Dr. Newman studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Lymphadenectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Burns, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Gallant specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and tattoo removal. Dr. Gallant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gallant attended Yale School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Diana Elias works as a plastic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Elias attended Emory University School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for 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, breast implant removal, breast lift

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

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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.