We found 9 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mast trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mast has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Judd Katz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adam Katz specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Katz attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School.. Dr. Katz is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretta M Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Coady-Fariborzian has received include Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Tyrone III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1204 Nw 69th Terrace; Suite F
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Tyrone is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Tyrone attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tyrone include mini tummy tuck, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofia K Kirk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4340 W Newberry Road; Suite 301
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sofia Kirk's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kirk's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashley Katherine Lentz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Lentz specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lentz include breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Implants

Dr. Richard L Nesmith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6801 Nw 9th Boulevard; Suite 2
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Nesmith practices plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nesmith at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nesmith is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Adil A Kabeer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adil Kabeer is a plastic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Kabeer's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and nipple surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kabeer attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Breast Lift, Facelift, Arm Lift, Restylane, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason J Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Arm Lift, Skin ... (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.
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