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
average rating 5 stars (16 ratings)
3230 Stirling Road; Suite 3
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy White practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. White (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. White's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to 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 J. Simon MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.43 stars (20 ratings)
3201 N Federal Highway; Suite 302
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Peter Simon is a specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Simon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and skin lightening. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Simon attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. 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. John Michael Thomassen M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.57 stars (56 ratings)
2800 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 103
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Thomassen is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Thomassen's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Thomassen attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Thomassen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell Frank Sassani MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (36 ratings)
4161 Nw 5th Street; Suite 100
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Russell Sassani is a plastic surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sassani include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Sassani 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. Dr. Sassani is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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. Lisa J. Learn D.O.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.82 stars (29 ratings)
3536 N Federal Highway; Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Learn specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, voluma, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Learn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Health System and Broward Health. Dr. Learn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Deaconess Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr., Mr. Zoran Potparic PA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.73 stars (83 ratings)
1116 E Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a plastic surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potparic accepts. Dr. Potparic has received the following distinction: British Council Scholar, J. Redcliff Infirmary Craniofacial Surgery, Oxford, UK. He is 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: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Chance T. Kaplan M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.43 stars (8 ratings)
1754 East Commercial Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Chance Kaplan works as a plastic surgeon. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Rainer Elmar Sachse MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.6 stars (14 ratings)
2818 E Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rainer Sachse, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Sachse is affiliated with Broward Health. He studied medicine at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sachse honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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, Lip Implants, ... (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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