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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
27716 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stefano Fusi specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Fusi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fusi is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fusi's education and training includes medical school at Sapienza University of Rome and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Steven Gargasz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2318 Greenbranch Drive; Suite #101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gargasz practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Gargasz is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in trigger point injections, hand problems, and joint injections. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gargasz honors. Dr. Gargasz studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Akron General Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Trigger Point Injections, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joint Injections

Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale practices facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy in Wesley Chapel, FL. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Luis Alfredo Laurentin Perez, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2615 Windguard Circle; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Luis Laurentin-Perez practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laurentin-Perez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).