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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center; One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Persing's specialties are plastic surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Persing include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Dr. Persing attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Persing is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Grant Thomson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
330 Cedar Street; Po Box 208041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Thomson's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Thomson's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Thomson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Hemangiomas, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
330 Cedar Street; Boardman Building 3rd Floor Box 208041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Deepak Narayan works as a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and general surgeon in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Narayan studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Tumor, Port-Wine Stains, Cosmetic Surgery, Sarcoma, Fractures, Facial Problems, Skin Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold S Gewirtz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harold Gewirtz is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gewirtz is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Gewirtz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Gewirtz 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)

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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 piece 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. Once the new breast shape is created, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

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.