We found 12 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 specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Stromberg (or staff) is conversant in Bosnian, Spanish, and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stromberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stromberg's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Nathan is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathan include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic and Ochsner Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nathan at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Myckatyn obtained his medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Myckatyn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabbabe's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabbabe honors. Dr. Cabbabe is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cabbabe trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Cabbabe (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brandt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Olivier's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Olivier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Tenenbaum's clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Tenenbaum is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Scheu is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scheu is an in-network provider for WellPoint, Medicare, and HealthLink insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplin accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplin is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGuire include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. McGuire is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. McGuire attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McGuire accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 practices plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Gurley include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gurley honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gurley is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Young's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new 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.