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Dr. Wendell Lavern Funk MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (7 ratings)
230 Harrisburg Avenue; Suite 7
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Wendell Funk is a head & neck plastic surgery specialist. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Funk's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Funk is affiliated with WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Kenneth R. Arthur MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
554 N Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Arthur works as a plastic surgeon in Lancaster, PA. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Albert B. Chandler Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Arthur's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Restylane Lyft, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Michael S. Flood M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2112 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 327
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Michael Flood's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Flood include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Dysport ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Warsaw D.O.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 2.95 stars (6 ratings)
554 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. David Warsaw works as a plastic surgeon in Lancaster, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warsaw include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. The average patient rating for Dr. Warsaw is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warsaw honors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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