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Dr. R Samuel Samuel Bryant, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7001 A Street; Suite 100
Lincoln, NE
 

Dr. R. Bryant is a plastic surgeon. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Bryant's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and male tummy tuck. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

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

Dr. Mathieu Hinze is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Hinze accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Todd Orchard's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Orchard attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Orchard has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cassidy Mitchell practices plastic surgery and trauma surgery in Lincoln, NE. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mitchell studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Henry's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Henry an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (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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