We found 4 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near League City, TX.

Dr. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips' area of specialization is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Phillips is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Phillips is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Phillips takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cole has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cole attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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

Dr. Kendall Renee Roehl, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
26 Professional Park Drive
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Roehl practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Roehl honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Roehl attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles George Iii Polsen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2622 Marina Bay Drive
League City, TX
 

Dr. Charles Polsen's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Polsen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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

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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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