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

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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stromberg's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Stromberg is accepting new patients. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Stromberg (or staff) speaks Bosnian, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Samer Cabbabe's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Cabbabe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cabbabe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Professional Recognition: President, Saint Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and President, Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cabbabe's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Charles Nathan's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Nathan's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic and Ochsner Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathan honors Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Voted by peers to Best Doctor and St. Louis Magazine: every year since.

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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 is a hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Myckatyn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with 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. 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. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Brandt's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (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 practices plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Maclin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Maclin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maclin trained at Howard University Hospital.

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

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tenenbaum attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tenenbaum's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

Dr. James Scheu's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Dr. Scheu attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scheu honors WellPoint, Medicare, and HealthLink insurance. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Caplin's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Caplin graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Caplin is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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

Dr. Thomas Olivier works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Olivier is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Olivier include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olivier (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Russian. Dr. Olivier is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Patricia McGuire is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. McGuire's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurley include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Gurley is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gurley has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Chesterfield, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Young takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and DePaul Health Center. Dr. Mischnick's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. WellPoint, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mischnick takes.

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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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