We found 9 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White, who practices in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. White attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1001 Avocado Isle
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt's specialties are hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Dr. Schnitt's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Jon Simon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon practices plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Russell Frank Sassani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4161 Nw 5th Street; Suite 100
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Russell Sassani is a plastic surgeon in Plantation, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sassani include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Chance Taylor Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Chance Kaplan, who practices in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Kaplan performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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

Dr. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen practices plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Thomassen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Thomassen attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

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

Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sachse at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Sachse is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zoran Potparic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1116 E Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Potparic include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: British Council Scholar, J. Redcliff Infirmary Craniofacial Surgery, Oxford, UK. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Joann Learn, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Learn specializes in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Learn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Deaconess Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (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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