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Dr. Robert Michael James Koch Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5 Hatfield Lane; Suite 1b
Goshen, NY
 

Dr. Robert Koch is a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Cortlandt Manor, NY, Tarrytown, NY, and Goshen, NY. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and septoplasty. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Koch is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Koch is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sandra Lee Sacks, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Sacks is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Middletown, NY and Rock Hill, NY. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sacks honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. She graduated from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sacks speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, St. Anthony Community Hospital, and Catskill Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Dr. Charles Andrew Salzberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 Hatfield Lane; Suite 1b
Goshen, NY
 

Dr. Charles Salzberg practices plastic surgery. Dr. Salzberg is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Salzberg include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salzberg accepts Medicaid, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with SJRH Dobbs Ferry Pavillion, Westchester Medical Center, and Hudson Valley Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
726 E Main Street; Suite 201
Middletown, NY
 

Dr. Stefan Chevalier's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Chevalier is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital. Dr. Chevalier attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, Cigna, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Dr. Francis Victor Winski Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
14 Scotchtown Avenue
Goshen, NY
 

Dr. Francis Winski is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Winski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Winski's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and St. Anthony Community Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (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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