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Dr. Arun Jay Rao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5170 E Glenn Street; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Arun Rao is a plastic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Rao's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rao trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies for residency. He has received the following distinction: Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Northwest Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Maloney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Maloney's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Maloney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Maloney attended New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctors; and Arizona Daily Star Reader's Choice Award.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Armando J Alfaro Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2304 N. Rosemont Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Armando Alfaro is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alfaro's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Alfaro is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jamie Michelle Moenster, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
698 E Wetmore Road; Suite 310
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jamie Moenster works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moenster include eyelid surgery, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moenster graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at South Pointe Hospital. Her distinctions include: "Resident Achievement Award by the ACOS," and "CORE / OUCOM Resident of the Year and Skills Lab Instructor of the Year," 2010 RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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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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