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

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolfe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wolfe's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient ratings for Dr. Wolfe average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfe accepts. Dr. Wolfe's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khouri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Khouri's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khouri honors. Dr. Khouri has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvia Cristina Cristina Rotemberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg's specialty is plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rotemberg is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and then she performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Marshall graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Marshall's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marshall takes. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Polo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Polo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Rafael David Gottenger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Gottenger practices plastic surgery in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Gottenger an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottenger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gottenger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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. Onelio Garcia Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3850 Bird Road; #102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia works as a plastic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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

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