We found 8 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Melinda Lacerna's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lacerna's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. 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. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stefan Adair practices plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Adair's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adair 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. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital - Atlanta.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Kreithen is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kreithen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patients rated Dr. Kreithen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Best Medical Specialist Out East; Living Out East Magazine, Multiple Years; and Outstanding Resident Award, Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting. His professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Bonanno's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Bonanno highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scott takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patient Choice Award; America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award; and Vitals On Time Doctor Award. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Strausser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Strausser's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strausser honors. Dr. Strausser is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Sovereign Plastic Surgery Suite 112
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shulman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Shulman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Adamson, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Adamson an average 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. Adamson graduated from the University of Florida College 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.
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