We found 8 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 is a plastic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Bonanno is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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

Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell 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. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec ... (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. Dr. Adair's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adair include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adair studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joshua Kreithen's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kreithen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kreithen include: 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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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Scott has received the following distinctions: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patient Choice Award; America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award; and Vitals On Time Doctor Award.

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

Dr. Christopher Adamson's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Adamson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Adamson honors.

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

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Shulman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shulman is in-network 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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Dr. John L Strausser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strausser include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strausser studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

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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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