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Dr. George Michael Varkarakis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 902
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Varkarakis' specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Varkarakis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolfe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wolfe's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient ratings for Dr. Wolfe average 3.5 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. Wolfe accepts. Dr. Wolfe's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khouri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Khouri's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khouri honors. Dr. Khouri has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald 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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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Marshall graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Marshall's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marshall takes. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Seth R Thaller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Thaller is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Thaller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaller graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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Dr. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Polo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Polo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Thomas John Zaydon Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7400 N Kendall Drive, Suite 502; Dadeland Medical Plaza
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Zaydon sees patients in Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, and Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaydon include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zaydon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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 reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm Lift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Rafael David Gottenger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Gottenger practices plastic surgery in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Gottenger an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottenger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gottenger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3850 Bird Road; #102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia works as a plastic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. John Christopher Oeltjen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8740 Sw 88th Street; Suite 218
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Oeltjen is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Oeltjen's clinical interests include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Oeltjen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Levine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
8700 N Kendall Drive; #102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. George Levine's medical specialty is plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Levine is a graduate of New York Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose 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.