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

Dr. Kelly Kunkel's specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kunkel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Kunkel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kunkel attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kunkel is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Larry Reaves' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Reaves attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reaves include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Reaves has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reaves takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reaves's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Walter Gracia specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gracia's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Gracia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Gracia has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jonathan Heistein is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Heistein is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Heistein is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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.