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Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
476 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Smith's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, JFK Hospital, and Monmouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jeremiah Star Redstone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
45 East 85th Street
Manhattan, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Redstone is a plastic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Redstone's clinical interests include body contouring, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System, Morristown Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Redstone welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Richmond University Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Redstone include: New York Super Doctors; SuperDoctors New York; and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
50 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Rowe's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Dr. Rowe has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Frances Schneider, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
The Women's Center at Grove Street; 116 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Schneider practices plastic surgery in Shrewsbury, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Schneider is especially interested in breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and breast reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, Medicare, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gregory A Greco, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
30 Central Park South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Greco is a plastic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greco's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for QualCare insurance. Dr. Greco attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency.

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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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (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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