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Dr. David Woodbridge Mathes, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Mathes' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Mathes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mathes obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Medical Center Dallas, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Charles Bateman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 220
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Bateman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bateman trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bateman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bateman accepts. He is affiliated with Centura Health and Rose Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Conrad Joseph Tirre, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2535 S Downing Street; Suite 440
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Conrad Tirre's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tirre include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and Porter Adventist Hospital. Dr. Tirre accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of LeHigh Valley Hospital Network's residency program.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Mouchantat, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3280 Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 100
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Richard Mouchantat specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Wheat Ridge, CO. On average, patients gave Dr. Mouchantat a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Parker Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Stacey N Folk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4700 Hale Parkway; Suite 520
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stacey Folk is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Folk include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Castle Connolly National Top Doctors and Top Doctors, Magazine, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Folk's professional affiliations include Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rose Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Matthew B Baker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4600 Hale Parkway; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Baker works as a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baker completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. John Fox Bershof, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4500 E 9th Avenue; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. John Bershof's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bershof include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Christine Maria Rodgers, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4600 Hale Parkway; Suite 330
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Christine Rodgers is a plastic surgeon. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodgers accepts. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rodgers has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. William Carroll Brown, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1601 E 19th Avenue; Suite 5150
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Brown is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Denver, CO. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. David P Schnur, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1578 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Schnur is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnur takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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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, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1830 Franklin Street; Suite 450
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Mordick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mordick include general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mordick attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Microsurgery, General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer ... (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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