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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bonanno takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno is professionally 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 practices plastic surgery in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Adamson works as a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Adamson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at 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. Joshua Carl Kreithen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 S. School Avenue; Suite 800
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kreithen works as a plastic surgeon in Lakewood Ranch, FL and Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Clinical interests for Dr. Kreithen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kreithen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Alissa Shulman practices plastic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shulman is a graduate of 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 Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Kimbrell's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Kimbrell attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include body contouring after weight loss, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kimbrell is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Adair an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

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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.