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We found 5 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Lucian Joseph Rivela, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9191 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lucian Rivela practices plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Rivela highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivela include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Rivela takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Rivela is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Streitmann an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Streitmann honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Dr. Bryan J Correa, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4850 West Panther Creek; #105
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Correa's medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Correa's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Correa speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Correa's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sabrina Ann Lahiri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sabrina Lahiri is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lahiri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lahiri attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Hilton Wong Yee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 303
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Hilton Yee is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Yee is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.