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We found 4 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stapenhorst graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stapenhorst's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atun include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Atun is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Atun honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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

Dr. Malik Anushervan Kutty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Malik Kutty is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kutty is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty 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 is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Eric Allen Humble, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16926 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Humble practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Humble's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Humble is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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.