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Dr. Roman J Skoracki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Roman Skoracki's medical specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Skoracki's clinical interests include lymphedema, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. He is affiliated with Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Skoracki is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Issues, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert H Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road; Suite 2140
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Albert Chao practices plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Chao attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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Dr. Michael J Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Michael Miller is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Miller accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle M Gordillo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road; 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Gayle Gordillo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Gordillo is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Eugene Kirschner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Richard Kirschner specializes in plastic surgery. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Kirschner's clinical interests: general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and cleft lip and palate repair. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirschner takes. Dr. Kirschner is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
285 East State Street; Suite 600
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Mark Wells is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

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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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