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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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Waukesha, WI and Oconomowoc, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hussussian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hussussian has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Hussussian is professionally affiliated with Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and ProHealth Care.

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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 is a plastic surgeon in Waukesha, WI and Oconomowoc, WI. Dr. Korkos's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and ProHealth Care. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Korkos has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 surgery and hand surgery specialist in Waukesha, WI and Pewaukee, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. McCall include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McCall takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. McCall attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. McCall is affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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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 is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Waukesha, WI. Dr. Colque attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colque accepts. He is affiliated with ProHealth Care.

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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.