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We found 10 providers matching breast reduction and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Tampa, FL.

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 practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Wells's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wells is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Soler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Soler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein works as a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Klein attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. 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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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Harrington's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. 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. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 practices plastic surgery. Dr. Smith is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Smith 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, Burns, ... (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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Hirschfeld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. Hirschfeld studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ernesto Ruas is a 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 the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Ruas has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Ruas speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Coberly's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Coberly has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Paul Smith is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Her clinical interests 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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