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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Michael Miller is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Columbus, OH. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training at Berkshire Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Roman Skoracki works as a plastic surgeon in Columbus, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, breast cancer, and lymphedema. He is professionally affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Skoracki is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Skoracki attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Skoracki is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Scar ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road; Suite 2140
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Albert Chao sees patients in Columbus, OH. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road; 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Gayle Gordillo is a Columbus, OH physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Gordillo is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gordillo's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Richard Kirschner's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Kirschner is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirschner completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Vascular Malformations, Burn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
285 E. State Street; #600
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Mark Wells' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Columbus, OH. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wells studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, ... (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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