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Dr. William Evans Alison II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. William Alison's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Alison attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave Dr. Alison a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alison takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Deason Calvin Dunagan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Deason Dunagan works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dunagan's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Methodist Healthcare, Memphis' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Douglas Yates, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Michael Yates, who practices in Huntsville, AL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Yates attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yates is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Robert John Knowling, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4011 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Robert Knowling specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Knowling highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Knowling honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Charles Wilson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
805 Madison Street; Suite 1d
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Patrick Wilson works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lawrence Hugh Bundrick Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
333 Whitesport Drive Sw; Suite 201
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Larry Bundrick practices plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bundrick's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bundrick is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Litton Durst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4011 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. David Durst is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Huntsville, AL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Durst include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Durst trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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