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We found 23 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Gregory R.D. Randolph Dean Evans, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Evans' specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Evans is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Evans's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Evans has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Plastic Surgery; and Honorary member, Korean Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 223
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Amber Rachel Coffey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Amber Leis' areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Tustin, CA. In her practice, Dr. Leis focuses on hand surgery procedures, cosmetic surgery, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Leis is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Thuan Trong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Thuan Vu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
17742 Beach Boulevard; Suite 335
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Steve Vu's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Richard Reichner II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3101 W. Coast Highway; Suite 314
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Reichner is a plastic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Reichner is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Reichner is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keyianoosh Zad Paydar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Keyianoosh Paydar practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paydar honors. Dr. Paydar attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association and Best Paper Award for Resident Competition at California Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Paydar speaks French. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Eric West, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
230 South Main Street; Suite 210
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Justin West specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. West include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. West is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. West completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. West has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Taleisnik, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1140 W. La Veta; #860
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Andres Taleisnik's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Orange, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Taleisnik speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taleisnik include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Taleisnik attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hisham Mohamed Seify Abdel Kader, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
20301 Sw Birch Street; Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hisham Seify's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Seify is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Seify attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Seify (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Leonard George Prutsok, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1310 West Stewart Drive 214
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Prutsok's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Prutsok at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prutsok obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cecil John Folmar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
230 Hospital Circle; Suite A
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Folmar works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Westminster, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Folmar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Folmar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Folmar attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sundine is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Ivan Marlow Turpin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Turpin's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turpin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Turpin completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

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

Dr. Larry Steven Nichter, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7677 Center Avenue; Suite 401
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nichter sees patients in Huntington Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Nichter's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nichter a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Nichter's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Coleman Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1201 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 207
Orange, CA
 

Dr. James Coleman's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Coleman is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Coleman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision

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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.