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Dr. Martin I Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Martin Newman's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Newman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Newman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel C Samson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michel Samson is a plastic surgery specialist in Port Orange, FL and Weston, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Samson is affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center. Dr. Samson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He has received the following distinctions: US News and World Report Top Doctors in USA, RealSelf Top Doctor; Dalhousie University Medical Distinction in Surgery. May; and First Prize, Dalhousie University Department of Surgery Research Day. May.

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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. Steven Alexander Earle, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Earle's area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Earle a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and breast reconstruction revision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Earle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (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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