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Dr. Gregory Ara Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Dumanian graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Dumanian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Dumanian has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dumanian is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Julia Frances Corcoran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
811 S Paulina Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Julia Corcoran practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery in Chicago, IL. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Dr. Corcoran is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Corcoran has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Issues, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco Fredrick Ellis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Stuite 3f
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marco Ellis is a plastic surgery and head and neck surgery specialist. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ellis's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis 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, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Yah-Sung Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 N. St. Clair; Galter 19-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Kim's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Chair, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Breast Subcommittee; and Chair, ASPS Breast and Body Contouring Symposium. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed S Alghoul, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 North St. Clair Street; Division of Plastic Surg, Suite 19-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Alghoul average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His distinctions include: Martin R. Sullivan Teaching Award and Victor Lewis Teaching Award. Dr. Alghoul is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alghoul has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Clark Schierle, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schierle include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Schierle graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schierle include: Chicago Super Doctors; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Best Scientific Presentation; and Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, Best Scientific Presentation, 2008 RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galiano include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galiano accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Galiano is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Galiano has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
908 W Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutowski include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gutowski has received professional recognition including the following: Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota; Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas Southwestern; and Top Doctors in Madison. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jae Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2010; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a plastic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Y Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2300
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Facial Problems, ... (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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