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We found 6 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Lucian Rivela is a plastic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rivela is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivela is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Rivela has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift

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

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

Dr. Michael Streitmann works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Streitmann's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as 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). He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Patrick Gordley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4850 W. Panther Creek; Suite 105
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Gordley works as a plastic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX and Spring, TX. In Dr. Gordley's practice, he is particularly interested in breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gordley takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bryan Correa is a physician who specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Correa speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Correa is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Correa completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Correa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lahiri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lahiri average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hilton Yee sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee honors. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant removal, breast lift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.