We found 5 providers matching 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'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. 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 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. Marissa Morningstar M Tenenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. 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. 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Buck's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Noor Ahmed is a plastic surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Ahmed highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Land of Lincoln, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Ahmed Plastic Surgery, and Gateway Regional Medical 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.