We found 8 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. White completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. White (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. He 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. Peter Jon Simon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Simon completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sassani include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). Dr. Sassani is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Sassani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a Fort Lauderdale, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Potparic include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: British Council Scholar, J. Redcliff Infirmary Craniofacial Surgery, Oxford, UK. Dr. Potparic is 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. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 103
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Thomassen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomassen accepts. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Thomassen has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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

Dr. Chance Kaplan is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Broward Health.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Learn is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Learn is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Learn's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Learn completed her residency training at Deaconess Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Health System and Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Rainer Sachse is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachse is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Sachse is affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Sachse 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 Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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

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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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