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Dr. Daniel Paul Greenwald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1208 E. Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Greenwald's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Greenwald (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Greenwald at an average of 4.5 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gerzenshtein's clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gerzenshtein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Soler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Soler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Soler speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgery specialist. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Elaine Wells, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 180
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Wells is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Wells studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wells's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Wells include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Jose Ruas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Ruas' area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ruas has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. David John Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith works as a plastic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Smith is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayicioglu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). Her professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Dayicioglu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dayicioglu welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dana M Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Coberly has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. She 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 the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Coberly has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Dr. Traci Marie Temmen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
307 South Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Traci Temmen's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Temmen attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Temmen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas J Panetta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Plastic Surgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Panetta is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Panetta include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring after weight loss, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Panetta graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Panetta is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Effie Chris Pappas Politis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Columbia Drive; Room J402
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Effie Pappas Politis is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappas Politis include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Dr. Pappas Politis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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