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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1456 near Venice, FL.

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Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno's medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bonanno a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonanno include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He accepts 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 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

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Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Yan's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yan include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Yan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Yale New Haven Health System, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Yan is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett practices plastic surgery in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Barnett is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnett include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Barnett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School.

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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.