We found 13 providers matching breast reduction and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Karen Wells' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wells include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1208 E. Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 221
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Greenwald is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Greenwald (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Greenwald's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Greenwald studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Soler's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Soler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein practices plastic surgery in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Klein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harrington completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. Harrington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Smith attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coberly include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Coberly's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Coberly average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coberly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hirschfeld is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Ruas is a specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Ruas has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dayicioglu's areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayicioglu honors. Dr. Dayicioglu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
307 South Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Traci Temmen practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Temmen at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Temmen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Temmen accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Columbia Drive; Room J402
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Effie Pappas Politis, who practices in Tampa, FL and Bay Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Pappas Politis's clinical interests include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pappas Politis graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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