We found 5 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Coventry Bronze near State College, PA.

Dr. Thomas Joseph Bitterly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Bitterly works as a plastic surgeon in Danville, PA and State College, PA. Dr. Bitterly is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bitterly include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bitterly is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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Dr. Christian Anthony Kauffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Christian Kauffman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kauffman include cleft lip and palate, cosmetic treatments, and cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Kauffman attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kauffman is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Joseph Gerard Desantis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Desantis is a plastic surgeon in Danville, PA and State College, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Desantis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desantis takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Robert Brian Louton, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1952 Waddle Road; Suite 102
State College, PA
 

Dr. Robert Louton is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Louton is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Mount Nittany Medical Center, and Geisinger. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Emily Ann Peterson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 Radnor Road; Suite 101
State College, PA
 

Dr. Emily Peterson works as a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Peterson's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts.

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.