We found 14 providers matching breast reduction and who accept HealthLink PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Samer William Cabbabe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
232 S.woods Mill Road; Suite 450 South
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Samer Cabbabe is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO, Bridgeton, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Cabbabe's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Cabbabe is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cabbabe include: Professional Recognition: President, Saint Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and President, Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Cabbabe (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Cabbabe's professional affiliations include SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, St. Anthony's Hospital, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Marlow Maclin II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
845 North New Ballas Road; Suite 300
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Melvin Maclin specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Maclin performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn works as a hand surgeon, trauma surgeon, and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Myckatyn average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Myckatyn accepts. Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Marissa Morningstar M Tenenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1020 N. Mason; Suite 110
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum is a facial plastic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tenenbaum at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tenenbaum has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith E Brandt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Suite 110
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Brandt is a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Brandt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Vern Stromberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
11709 Old Ballas Road; Suite 201
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brent Stromberg sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Stromberg's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stromberg honors. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Stromberg (or staff) speaks Bosnian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Stromberg is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, and SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David A Caplin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
845 N. New Ballas Court; #300
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Caplin's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Caplin's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Des Peres Hospital. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Caplin has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

Dr. James Henry Scheu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
8301 Maryland Avenue; Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Scheu practices plastic surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Scheu is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheu include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts WellPoint, Medicare, and HealthLink insurance. Dr. Scheu is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and Progress West Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Charles Robert Nathan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Nathan works as a plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. Dr. Nathan attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lahey Clinic and Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Voted by peers to Best Doctor and St. Louis Magazine: every year since. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Des Peres Hospital.

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

Dr. Patricia Ann McGuire, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
845 North New Ballas Court; Suite 300
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patricia McGuire is a plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. McGuire's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. McGuire's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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

Dr. Judith Morin Gurley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Cityplace 5 845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Judith Gurley's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gurley an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gurley studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas V Olivier, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
11709 Old Ballas Road; Suite 201
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Olivier's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Olivier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Des Peres Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Olivier completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert Allen Young, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
224 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 400
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Robert Young's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Chesterfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Young's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Carol Ruth Mischnick Retired, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 Old Ballas Road; Suite 102
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Carol Mischnick specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Ballwin, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Mischnick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She takes several insurance carriers, including WellPoint, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mischnick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and DePaul Health Center.

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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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