We found 3 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Weston, FL.
Dr. Martin Newman specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Weston, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Newman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction
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Dr. Miguel Medina is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. In addition to English, Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Unfortunately, Dr. Medina is not currently accepting new patients.
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Dr. Michel Samson specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Port Orange, FL and Weston, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Samson include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Samson 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 obtained his medical school training at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Dr. Samson has received professional recognition including the following: Dalhousie University Medical Distinction in Surgery. May; First Prize, Dalhousie University Department of Surgery Research Day. May; and Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Award. Jun..
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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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.