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Dr. Dean Livingston Johnston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; #212
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Dean Johnston is a specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Johnston is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Health and Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency Program. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

Dr. George Dimitrios Papanicolaou, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1035 Primera Boulevard; 1041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. George Papanicolaou is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. These areas are among Dr. Papanicolaou's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center, Summa Health System, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Papanicolaou has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Papanicolaou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. James Thomas Shoukas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
934 Williston Park Point; Suite 1028
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. James Shoukas' specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and restylane refyne. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, and Florida Hospital Orlando. Dr. Shoukas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shoukas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Named Americas Top Surgeon, Consumers Research Council, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saulius J Jankauskas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
521 W Sr 434; Suite 106
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Saulius Jankauskas is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Jankauskas's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jankauskas attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jankauskas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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