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We found 7 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2426 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bonanno has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Carl Kreithen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 S. School Avenue; Suite 800
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kreithen is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kreithen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Kreithen attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chemical Peels, Arm ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adamson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Shulman's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

Dr. Melinda L Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a plastic surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lacerna average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include body contouring after weight loss, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Lacerna is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lacerna attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Implant Removal, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Body Contouring after Weight Loss, Head and ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Adair a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adair include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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.