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

Dr. Bruce Mast is a plastic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Mast include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Mast a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received distinctions including Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Mast is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Laser Skin Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. She practices in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

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

Dr. Adam Katz's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School..

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

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

Dr. John Tyrone works as a plastic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include mini tummy tuck, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyrone is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Ashley Lentz's medical specialty is plastic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lentz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Sofia Kirk practices plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kirk's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Richard Nesmith is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Nesmith's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nesmith include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and breast reconstruction revision. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nesmith accepts. Dr. Nesmith graduated from 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 surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and nipple surgery. Dr. Kabeer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kabeer attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Breast Lift, 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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors.

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

Dr. Mark Arlen Clayman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2206 Nw 4th Place
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Clayman is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Clayman include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, BlueSelect, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, ... (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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