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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 practices plastic surgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Burns, ... (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. Clinical interests 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 graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harrington's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Pedro Soler is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Soler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Soler is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Ernesto Ruas, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ruas's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Ruas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Ruas speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. He is affiliated with 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. Smith takes. He is accepting new patients. 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).

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, 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. Dr. Dayicioglu is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.