We found 5 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Galaxy PPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Kelly Raymond Kunkel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1830 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Kunkel is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kunkel trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunkel honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kunkel include: Texas Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kunkel's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Dietrich Gracia, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1204 Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Walter Gracia sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Gracia is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gracia attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gracia accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Earl Reaves, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Larry Reaves practices plastic surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Weatherford, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among Dr. Reaves's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reaves has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Emily Blackburn McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1200 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Emily McLaughlin's area of specialization is plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. McLaughlin include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. McLaughlin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. McLaughlin has received professional recognition including the following: Fort Worth Business Press Health Care Heroes. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's.

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Dr. Jonathan Barry Heistein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 240
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Heistein practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Heistein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Heistein has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and One of Tarrant County's Top Docs in Fort Worth Magazine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Heistein is accepting 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.
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