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Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital.

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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, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Steven Schneider, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
12751 S Cleveland Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Marc Schneider's specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider honors. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Schneider has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Brueck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brueck honors. For his residency, Dr. Brueck trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Brueck has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Jospeh F Mazza Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12640 Creekside Lane
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jospeh Mazza is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mazza's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Garramone's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly "Top Doctor's,"; Fort Myers News Press "Best Cosmetic Surgeon,"; and Fort Myers News Press "Best Breast Cosmetic Surgeon,".

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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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Golosow's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient ratings for Dr. Golosow average 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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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