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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Open Access near Waukesha, WI.

Dr. Christopher Jacques Hussussian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Associates; N4w22370 Bluemound Road
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Hussussian is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussussian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Hussussian is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas G Korkos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Associates; N4w22370 Bluemound Road
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Korkos' medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Korkos average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korkos include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Korkos performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy E McCall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
N19 W24075 Riverwood Drive
Pewaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tracy McCall is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Waukesha, WI and Pewaukee, WI. These areas are among Dr. McCall's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. McCall accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex P Colque, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
21675 E Moreland Boulevard; Suite 100
Waukesha, WI
 

Dr. Alex Colque works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Colque attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Colque is affiliated with Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

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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)

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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.