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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept WellPoint near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1 Childrens Place; Nwt 1150
Saint 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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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith E Brandt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Box 8238, 1150 Nw Tower
St. 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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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Marissa Morningstar M Tenenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. 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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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald W Buck II, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6g
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Buck's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Buck include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Buck accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Noor Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 203
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Noor Ahmed's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Ahmed attended Dow Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Land of Lincoln, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Ahmed Plastic Surgery, and Gateway Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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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.