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Dr. Charles Leonard Castiglione, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Charles Castiglione practices head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castiglione include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Castiglione's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Castiglione has received distinctions including CCMC Physician of the Year and Hartford Healthcare Heroes Finalist. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Alex Charles Cech, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Alex Cech sees patients in Farmington, CT, Hartford, CT, and Enfield, CT. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Cech's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cech speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Martin Bass, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
85 Seymour Street; Suite 718
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Bass is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Hartford, CT, Avon, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bass is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Bass is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center and Albany Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Orlando Delucia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Orlando Delucia is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Delucia's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Delucia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Delucia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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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, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Babigian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Babigian is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babigian studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Babigian is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Elise Kathleen Gates, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Elise Gates' medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gates's areas of expertise include breast surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Gates attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, Breast Core Needle Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast 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.