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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Medicare near Jupiter, FL.

Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
641 University Boulevard; Suite 103
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rankin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rankin takes. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Rankin attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kim Edward Koger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard; Building 5000 Suite 202
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Kim Koger practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Koger is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin A Sykes, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2055 Military Trail; Suite 305
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Robin Sykes is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sykes include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Marie Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Surgery
224 Chimney Corner Lane; Suite 1002
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Dana Goldberg works as a surgeon in Jupiter, FL. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldberg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.