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Dr. William Evans Alison II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. William Alison practices plastic surgery in Huntsville, AL. Clinical interests for Dr. Alison include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Alison average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alison honors Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Deason Calvin Dunagan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Deason Dunagan sees patients in Huntsville, AL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunagan include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Dunagan completed his residency training at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis. Patient ratings for Dr. Dunagan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Michael Douglas Yates, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
303 Williams Avenue Sw; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Michael Yates specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Huntsville, AL. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Yates attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yates accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Robert John Knowling, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4011 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Robert Knowling is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Knowling include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Knowling is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Knowling is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Charles Wilson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
805 Madison Street; Suite 1d
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Patrick Wilson's specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lawrence Hugh Bundrick Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
333 Whitesport Drive Sw; Suite 201
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. Larry Bundrick's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Bundrick's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Litton Durst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4011 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL
 

Dr. David Durst is a plastic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL. Clinical interests for Dr. Durst include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Durst is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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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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