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Dr. Ashish Y Mahajan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Ashish Mahajan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahajan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. Dr. Mahajan honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Mahajan performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S Lacey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Martin Lacey specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lacey include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), and Regions Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Lacey trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lacey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lacey has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Vincent Schubert, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mail Stop 11503b
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Warren Schubert works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Schubert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schubert studied medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Schubert trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (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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