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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina works as a plastic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Medina trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teacher of the Year - Harvard Plastic Surgery and V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Facial Pain, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Nasal Fractures, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin I Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Martin Newman works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman 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. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel C Samson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michel Samson is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, Dr. Samson attended medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Samson's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Samson include: Dalhousie University Medical Distinction in Surgery. May; First Prize, Dalhousie University Department of Surgery Research Day. May; and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Award. Jun..

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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)

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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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