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We found 4 providers with an interest in 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 Raod 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips sees patients in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Dickinson, TX. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Phillips has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Phillips is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Dr. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2240 Gulf Freeway S; Suite 2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Zhang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Zhang speaks Chinese.

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

Dr. Eric Cole works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Cole's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Charles Polsen is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Polsen's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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.