We found 13 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Daniel Paul Greenwald, MD
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 augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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 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 augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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 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 augmentation, breast lift

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'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 augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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 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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (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. 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 augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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

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 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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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. 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 augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Moriah R Moffitt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Moriah Moffitt is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Moffitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. The average patient rating for Dr. Moffitt is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Moffitt has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Eric Halpern, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
120 Fremont Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Halpern specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Halpern's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Halpern is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift

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

Dr. Effie Pappas Politis, MD
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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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision , breast implant revision, breast lift

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.

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