We found 4 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Diana L. Elias MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.6 stars (37 ratings)
3900 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Diana Elias' specialty is plastic surgery. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and inspira breast implants. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Elias has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Trebor Medical Scholarship and Award RealSelf Top Doctor. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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

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

Mr. Antonio J. Gayoso M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.82 stars (50 ratings)
1515 22nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Gayoso is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayoso include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and skin lightening. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gayoso at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gayoso is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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

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

William W. Adams MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.05 stars (43 ratings)
2299 9th Avenue North; Suite 2c
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Adams sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast augmentation, burns, and hand problems. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adams accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Burns, Laser Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ganglion Cyst, Hand Problems

Michael Charles Gallant M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
601 5th St. So; Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gallant is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallant include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and tattoo removal. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast augmentation, breast lift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and ... (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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