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Dr William E Alison II MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.44 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
303 Williams Avenue; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL

Dr. William Alison sees patients in Huntsville, AL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alison include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Alison attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alison is in-network 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, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr Lawrence H Bundrick MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
333 Whitesport Drive Sw; Suite 201
Huntsville, AL

Dr. Larry Bundrick practices plastic surgery in Huntsville, AL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Bundrick's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bundrick is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the distinction of 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 Augmentatio ... (Read more)

Dr Michael D Yates MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
303 Williams Avenue; Suite 1421
Huntsville, AL

Dr. Michael Yates is a plastic surgeon in Huntsville, AL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yates's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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 Augmentation ... (Read more)

Dr Patrick C Wilson MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (40 ratings)
805 Madison Street; Suite 1d
Huntsville, AL

Dr. Patrick Wilson is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Wilson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Robert John Knowling MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
4011 Balmoral Drive Sw
Huntsville, AL

Dr. Robert Knowling specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Knowling's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Reconstruction Revision, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr David L Durst MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (32 ratings)
4011 Balmoral Drive
Huntsville, AL

Dr. David Durst is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Huntsville, AL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Durst attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Durst's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Durst average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple 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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