We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit Building; Suite 407
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sofonio works as a plastic surgeon in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Sofonio's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Sofonio attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Sofonio is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew John Hayduke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Suite K206
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hayduke's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hayduke attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Hayduke is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
70-017 Highway 111; Suite 1
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Quardt, who practices in Downey, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Quardt speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Quardt attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quardt takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Quardt has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Judith B Zacher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
43585 Monterey Avenue; Suite 7
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Judith Zacher is a plastic surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Zacher accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zacher's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Mount Carmel Health System and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Zacher attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Ritu Chopra, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
71949 Highway 111; Suite 300
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Ritu Chopra, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chopra average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chopra include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Chopra takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctor Vitals, Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (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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