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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept TRICARE near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Pedro Soler is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Soler's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soler takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soler is professionally 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. Ernesto Jose Ruas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 S Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Ruas is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ruas's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ruas attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruas 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. Dr. Ruas has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayicioglu include lower extremity reconstruction, burn surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Panetta works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Panetta's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among his clinical interests: lower extremity reconstruction, burn surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Panetta 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 is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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.