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Dr. James Murray Jeffries III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4909 N. Glen Park Place; Primary Office
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. James Jeffries practices plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Jeffries attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Jeffries include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. On average, patients gave Dr. Jeffries a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffries is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric T Elwood, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Eric Elwood's specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elwood include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Elwood is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Glyn E Jones, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Glyn Jones is a Peoria, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Breast Reconstruction

Dr. John Eric Lomax, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4909 N Glen Park Place
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. John Lomax practices plastic surgery in Peoria, IL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lomax at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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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