We found 14 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near South Miami, FL.

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

Dr. William McDonald is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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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 plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Wolfe a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe 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. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Roger Khouri is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Khouri average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khouri 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. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khouri include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Dr. Silvia Cristina Cristina Rotemberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rotemberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She 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. Rotemberg studied medicine at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. George Varkarakis' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varkarakis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varkarakis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Varkarakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Varkarakis include: Patient choice award --- vitals.com and Peer Reviewer --- Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Varkarakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Varkarakis is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Deirdre Marshall specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Marshall a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Marshall trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Marshall's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Dr. Thomas John Zaydon Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9060 Sw 73 Court
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Zaydon specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Homestead, FL. Patients gave Dr. Zaydon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Zaydon attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Zaydon speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Max Polo is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polo accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Polo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Randy Miller's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Rafael Gottenger specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gottenger average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gottenger's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gottenger is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Onelio Garcia is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Garcia's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Garcia graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. John Oeltjen is a plastic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Oeltjen's clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oeltjen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Rami Kamal Ghurani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
51 Sw 42nd Avenue; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rami Ghurani's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Ghurani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghurani include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Ghurani is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ghurani is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. George Levine is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and pediatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts. Dr. Levine graduated from New York Medical College.

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.