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We found 8 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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

Dr. Jeremy White is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 practices hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schnitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schnitt is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Schnitt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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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, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Simon is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 surgery specialist in Plantation, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sassani include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sassani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sassani is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Chance Kaplan is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Thomassen specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Thomassen's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Thomassen attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Thomassen 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Potparic's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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

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

Dr. Rainer Sachse's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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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, Injectable ... (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.