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Dr. Eric Thomas Elwood, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Eric Elwood is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Elwood is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Elwood attended Emory University School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4909 N. Glen Park Place; Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Jeffries sees patients in Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Jeffries's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jeffries graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4909 N Glen Park Place
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. John Lomax works as a plastic surgeon in Peoria, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lomax include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lomax is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Glyn E Jones, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Glyn Jones is a plastic surgeon in Peoria, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, 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.