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

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

Dr. Linda Phillips specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Phillips include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Phillips average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

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

Dr. Eric Cole is a pediatric plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Cole has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Cole attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Webster, TX and Galveston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Roehl an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roehl takes. Dr. Roehl graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. 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 G Polsen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2622 Marina Bay Drive
League City, TX
 

Dr. Charles Polsen is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in League City, TX. Dr. Polsen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polsen include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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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