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We found 4 providers with an interest in breast reduction and who accept Medicare near Tyler, TX.

Dr. James Douglas Saar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3200 Troup Highway; Suite 240
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Saar is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tyler, TX. Dr. Saar's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 420
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Motlagh studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). The average patient rating for Dr. Motlagh is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Craig Edward Harrison, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 200
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Craig Harrison's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Harrison's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrison include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Harrison graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3200 Troup Highway; Suite 240
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Laura O'Halloran's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. O'Halloran's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Halloran takes. Dr. O'Halloran studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (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.