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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Francis Papay works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Papay an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Papay has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors, Inc; Northeastern Ohio Live Magazine; and George and Grace Crile Traveling Surgical Fellowship Award. In addition to English, Dr. Papay speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Nasal ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Albert Levy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3-1
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Edward Levy is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Avon, OH. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and moles. Dr. Levy takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He has received the distinction of Red Cross Health Care Hero Award. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Bernard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Steven Bernard's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bernard attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernard include dermabrasion, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and moles. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bernard at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Bernard has received distinctions including Annual Pastoral Care Award; First Place, Ivy Society Annual Meeting; and First Place, Cleveland Surgical Society Research Contest. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. J. Vicente Vicente Poblete, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jose Poblete is a plastic surgeon in Elyria, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Avon, OH. On average, patients gave Dr. Poblete a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Poblete include dermabrasion, moles, and rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Poblete completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cellulitis, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.