We found 9 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson practices plastic surgery in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata is a plastic surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include tummy tuck revision, dermabrasion, and spider veins. Patients gave Dr. Yamahata an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor and Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yamahata's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Granger Bradford Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Granger Wong sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pu graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

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

Dr. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Green's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Restylane Silk, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Coscia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Coscia's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coscia include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Coscia has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast reconstruction revision, breast implant revision, breast lift, breast lift with implant

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sahar's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, 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.

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