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We found 5 providers with an interest in 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kunkel studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kunkel speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Larry Reaves is a plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Weatherford, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reaves include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. Dr. Reaves graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Gracia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gracia attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gracia trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Gracia is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Heistein, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heistein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heistein 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 graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Heistein is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patrick Chen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 610
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Chen is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended St. John's Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.