We found 8 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Jeremy Boyd White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. White (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. White welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Peter Jon Simon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon is a plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Simon attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Russell Frank Sassani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4161 Nw 5th Street; Suite 100
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Russell Sassani practices plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Sassani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Sassani is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Thomassen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 103
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Thomassen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomassen accepts. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Thomassen has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Joann Learn, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4900 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Learn is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Learn include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Deaconess Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Learn attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Health System and Broward Health.

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

Dr. Chance T Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Chance Kaplan works as a plastic surgeon in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for his residency. Dr. Kaplan is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Zoran Potparic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1116 E Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zoran Potparic's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Potparic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: British Council Scholar, J. Redcliff Infirmary Craniofacial Surgery, Oxford, UK. Dr. Potparic is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Rainer Elmar Sachse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachse average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Sachse is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, 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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