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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Martin Newman practices plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Newman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Dr. Newman has received distinctions including 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)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina accepts. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Medina's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: 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: Facial Pain, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Nasal Fractures, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Blane Taylor Shatkin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1604 Town Center Boulevard; Suite C
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Blane Shatkin specializes in plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shatkin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shatkin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Shatkin is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shatkin attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Michel Samson is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (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.