We found 9 providers matching 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 sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seaberg's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seaberg graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center and St. Mary's Hospital.

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

Dr. Jonathan Amspacher practices plastic surgery in Kansas City, MO, Saint Joseph, MO, and Columbia, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Amspacher include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amspacher takes. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Amspacher has received distinctions including AOA Medical Honor Society; Excellence in Teaching Award; and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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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 specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Colbert is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Colbert's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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

Dr. Arshad Raziuddin Muzaffar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Hospital Drive; Division of Plastic Surgery
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Arshad Muzaffar's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Muzaffar attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gregory Croll practices plastic surgery. Dr. Croll graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Concannon's specialty is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Concannon include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. C. Puckett works as a plastic surgeon in Columbia, MO. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Puckett's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Daniel Gene Kolder, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Kolder's specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolder include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Kolder accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolder is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1701 E Broadway; 304
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Michael Kaplan is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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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.
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