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We found 6 providers with an interest in breast reduction near Columbia, MO.

Dr. John Jefferson Seaberg III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1601 E Broadway; Suite 260
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. John Seaberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Seaberg include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Seaberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include BJC HealthCare and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Seaberg graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Stephen H Colbert, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Hospital Drive; Division of Plastic Surgery; M349
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Colbert's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colbert include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jonathan C Amspacher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 Hospital Drive; Dc018.00, Ma202f
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Amspacher is a plastic surgery specialist in Kansas City, MO, Saint Joseph, MO, and Columbia, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Amspacher is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Amspacher attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include AOA Medical Honor Society; Excellence in Teaching Award; and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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

Dr. Gregory Hayden Croll, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1504 East Broadway Boulevard; Suite 214
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Croll is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Croll trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Croll is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, General Reconstruction, Tummy Tuck, Facial Implants, Lip Augmentation, Botulinum ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Hospital Drive; Division of Plastic Surgery, M349
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. C. Puckett is a plastic surgeon in Columbia, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Puckett include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Puckett honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Matthew J Concannon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3115 Falling Leaf Court
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Concannon works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Concannon include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Concannon's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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.