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Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Mast graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mast include: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Judd Katz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adam Katz is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction

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Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She works in Gainesville, FL. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Michael Leyngold, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Leyngold practices plastic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cosmetic breast surgery, breast reconstruction with flap surgery, and implant-based breast reconstruction. Dr. Leyngold takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Leyngold trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for his residency. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofia Krkljus Kirk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4340 W Newberry Road; Suite 301
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sofia Kirk sees patients in Gainesville, FL and Jacksonville, FL. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirk include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kirk attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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