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Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8431 Pointe Loop Drive; 2nd Floor
Venice, FL

Dr. David Yan's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Yan is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Yan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront 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, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL

Dr. Matthew Bonanno works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bonanno's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. 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 graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bonanno is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL

Dr. Charles Rodriguez practices plastic surgery in Venice, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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