We found 12 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Tampa, FL.

Showing 1-12 of 12
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Daniel Paul Greenwald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1208 E. Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Greenwald's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Greenwald (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Greenwald is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Greenwald an average rating of 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. Dr. Greenwald has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Pedro Soler's specialty is plastic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. Dr. Soler has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Soler has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Karen Wells, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Wells's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Dana Coberly practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Coberly attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Coberly is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coberly accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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 practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Ernesto Ruas is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Ruas attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Ruas has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ruas's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 260, Office of Dr Joseph J Hirschfeld; 3000 E Fletcher
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld, who practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Hirschfeld's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Hirschfeld attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hirschfeld honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Smith has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayicioglu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Dayicioglu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dayicioglu's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Paul Smith specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Smith 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 the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Traci Temmen is a plastic surgery specialist. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Temmen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Temmen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Effie Pappas Politis sees patients in Tampa, FL and Bay Pines, FL. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck revision. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pappas Politis completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.