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 Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Kunkel is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kunkel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. On average, patients gave Dr. Kunkel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kunkel include: Texas Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Kunkel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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 5th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Walter Gracia practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gracia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Gracia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Gracia obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Gracia is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Weatherford, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Reaves trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Reaves's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reaves honors 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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reaves welcomes 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 W. Magnolia Avenue; Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Emily McLaughlin is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. McLaughlin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. McLaughlin is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. McLaughlin attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She has received the distinction of Fort Worth Business Press Health Care Heroes. Dr. McLaughlin's hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Heistein's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and One of Tarrant County's Top Docs in Fort Worth Magazine. Dr. Heistein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Heistein has an open panel.

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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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