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Dr. Nathan William Patterson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4707 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Patterson is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Baptist Hospital, Pensacola and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Patterson welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Ortega completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is conversant in Filipino.

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

Dr. Jocelyn Elizabeth Leveque, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL and Pensacola, FL. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leveque's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Her professional affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Dr. Kyle Kit Shaddix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 203
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Shaddix is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. Patients rated Dr. Shaddix highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543-a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler is a Pensacola, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Butler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Butler attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Butler is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Ortega accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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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