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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2222 S 16th Street; Suite 430
Lincoln, NE
 

Dr. Cassidy Mitchell is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and trauma surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Mathieu Lane Hinze, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1730 South 70th Street; Suite 210
Lincoln, NE
 

Dr. Mathieu Hinze is a Lincoln, NE physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hinze include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Francis Orchard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1730 South 70th Street; Suite 210
Lincoln, NE
 

Dr. Todd Orchard, who practices in Lincoln, NE, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Orchard graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Orchard honors Medicare insurance.

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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, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Jay Henry, MD
Specializes in Other
2222 S 16th Street; Suite 300
Lincoln, NE
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell Henry include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Henry highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.