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We found 12 providers with an interest in 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Stromberg's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Stromberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bosnian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Stromberg's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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 education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic and Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathan include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Nathan is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Myckatyn is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Samer Cabbabe works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Cabbabe (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabbabe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Cabbabe graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabbabe accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum practices facial plastic surgery in Saint Louis, MO. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Tenenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tenenbaum is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Olivier's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Olivier has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Olivier include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Olivier's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Olivier (or staff) is conversant in Bosnian, Vietnamese, and Russian. Dr. Olivier is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Brandt is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt takes.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Scheu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Progress West Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Scheu is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: WellPoint, Medicare, and HealthLink. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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

Dr. David Caplin is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Caplin attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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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 plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. McGuire's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGuire graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, ... (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 is a plastic surgeon. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gurley honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gurley studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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

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 specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Chesterfield, MO and Festus, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Young takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

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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.