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Dr. Edward Albert Levy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Edward Levy is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Avon, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include dermabrasion, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and moles. His professional affiliations include Avon Hospital and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Levy studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis A Papay, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Francis Papay practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Papay accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Papay attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Papay has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Nasal ... (Read more)

Dr. J. Vicente Vicente P. Poblete, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jose Poblete practices plastic surgery in Cleveland, OH, Avon, OH, and Elyria, OH. These areas are among Dr. Poblete's clinical interests: dermabrasion, moles, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poblete graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Poblete trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cellulitis, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Double Eyelid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven L Bernard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Steven Bernard, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Strongsville, OH, and Avon, OH, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernard include dermabrasion, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and moles. Dr. Bernard is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Bernard obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is professionally affiliated with Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (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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