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Dr. Haritha Bodduluri Veeramachaneni, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Haritha Veeramachaneni is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Veeramachaneni speaks Telugu. Dr. Veeramachaneni's areas of expertise include breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Veeramachaneni's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and NuHealth. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Veeramachaneni completed Dr. Veeramachaneni's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Veeramachaneni is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Tummy Tuck, Nerve Problems, Breast Augmentation, Arthritis, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Tommaso Addona, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Tommaso Addona is a plastic surgeon. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Addona trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Addona takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Addona (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Addona's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Lynn Huston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tara Huston is a plastic surgery specialist in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Huston include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Sami U Khan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sami Khan is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia. His training includes residency programs at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Alexander Bee Dagum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Dagum sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagum include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Dagum attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason C Ganz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
24 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ganz is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Ganz's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganz accepts. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ganz is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Duc Tri Bui, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Duc Bui, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bui include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Bui attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bui is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Surgery, Nose ... (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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