About Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction surgery can help reshape or resize one or both of the breasts after a lumpectomy or mastectomy. It can also help a patient who experienced damage because of trauma or a birth defect. Medical advancements in breast reconstruction surgery make it easier for breast cancer patients to attain breasts that look natural after removal or damage. This surgery involves a few procedures at different stages. We can perform breast reconstruction at the beginning of your breast cancer treatment or wait until a later date. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang creates a personalized surgical plan and offers a compassionate approach.
"I had breast surgery done from Dr. Mang 17 years ago, the results were amazing. I had minimal scarring. He and his staff followed up with me amazingly. Fast forward almost 20 years later, due to weight loss, weight gain, 2 more children and poor skin due to heritertly, I went back to Dr. Mang for another surgery. Again the results were perfect. In addition to excellent work, he checks on you PERSONALLY after your surgery. He is a talented surgeon. I again received exactly what I was looking for. Some people expect plastic surgeons to make them look like the housewives of Beverly Hills.. this isn’t going to happen ladies..However a good Dr. WILL create the best look and fit for you and what you have to work with."- A.L. / Google / Jun 09, 2020
"I always wanted to try out Botox, just a chicken committing because I don’t like needles; A few of my coworkers went with me to ease the idea of doing it alone.It’s important to note, they used clean and individual packages of needles for each of us and numbing cream with betadine on the spots I wanted to be injected with the filler. The process wasn’t bad at all, especially since they were doing a $9/unit special accompanied by a glass of Rose - how can I say no to that? When Dr. Mang injected my forehead and pulled out the needle, you can hear a small crunch; this is normal and Dr. Mang explained if you don’t hear this sound, it is not being done correctly. I wouldn’t have done this or brought other people unless it was anyone else than fellow Yelper, Anna M., because I trust her so much.Thank you for the opportunity - even though I got 10 units vs. 50 units of botox compared to a coworker - I feel that it was effective to iron out my wrinkles, even though I know I have minimal amount heading into my 30s. This was my X-mas gift to myself!I saw firsthand the difference for people who do have a lot of wrinkles & are young, so IMO botox is such an amazing product to help smooth out wrinkles."- J.X. / Google / Mar 01, 2020
"Dr. Brandon Mang has recently relocated his Pinellas Park office to South Tampa on Gandy Boulevard. I normally receive Botox injections from a nurse practitioner at a nearby practice. The people who have injected my Botox in the past have been quick in their process...almost too quick. Dr. Mang takes the time to discuss your areas of concern, applies numbing cream, and then marks these areas with Betadine to ensure no infection and proper placement. I chose Dr. Mang because he is an expert in his field. He and his staff are professional and friendly. Dr. Mang’s genuine bedside manner with his patients is truly one of the best I have ever encountered. He takes the time to answer all your questions and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the procedures you are inquiring about. I highly recommend Dr. Brandon Mang for all your plastic and cosmetic surgery needs."- A.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2020
"I work in the plastic surgery field and could have chosen any Dr for my mommy make over but Chose Dr Mang because of his experience and personality. He did an absolutely amazing job and transformed me both Inside and out. His work is very natural. No one even knows I had implants with my lift because of how they look. Staff very loving and caring and I have recommended all my friends!"- D.M. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Had Liposuction and he was amazing. Im still very swollen but I can tell he did an amazing job. The staff is amazing and the office and OR is very clean and neat. Thanks for the staff and for everything. If you are looking to get lipo at a good price he is the doctor for you."- N.R. / Google / Apr 29, 2019
Is Breast Reconstruction For You?
Breast reconstruction is an extremely personalized surgery. Each patient will have a thorough consultation with Dr. Mang. At your consultation, he will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs, concerns, and technique options. If you are considering reconstructive surgery, we will help you set realistic expectations for your results. While Dr. Mang strives to provide an attractive, natural appearance, your newly reconstructed breast(s) will not have the same sensations, feel, or look like your original breast(s). Before undergoing breast reconstruction, we will ask patients to receive approval from their oncology team. Additionally, please let Dr. Mang know about other medical conditions that could impact your recovery.
There are a variety of techniques that Dr. Mang can select from during your breast reconstruction, including the TRAM flap, DIEP flap, latissiums dorsi flap, PAP flap, LTP flap, and the composite flap. Before selecting the best surgical technique for you, Dr. Mang will consider multiple factors. Some of these factors include your cancer diagnosis, the treatment stage, implant types, natural tissue options, or if we use nipple-sparing techniques. To recreate the breast, you must have enough tissue to fully cover the breast mound. Flap methods accomplish this by using your skin, muscle, and fat to create, cover, and build the breast.
What to Expect
Breast reconstruction surgery is performed in various stages. In certain phases, such as the flap creation, inserting an expander, or placing implants, we may use general anesthesia to help keep you comfortable. Some patients will need to stay overnight, but this is dependent on the actual treatment phase. Once we have completed the last step in your breast reconstruction process, you will need to wear a compression bra, and we will prescribe medication to minimize swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. Over time, the reconstructed breast(s) should appear normal so you can feel more comfortable. Even after breast reconstruction, regular breast exams and mammograms are critical for your ongoing health.
Reclaim Your Self-Confidence
While the breast reconstruction process can take time, it's considered one of the most worthwhile cosmetic surgeries for our Tampa, FL patients. It may help improve the emotional and physical impact of breast cancer treatment while also boosting your self-confidence. At your consultation, Dr. Mang will develop a treatment plan and determine the costs of your breast reconstruction procedure. We encourage patients to choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Mang, over the cost. Because of this, we offer multiple payment options and financing to make it easier for you. If you have breast cancer, a chest injury, or a birth defect that affects the appearance of your breasts, we encourage you to call our Tampa, FL office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mang.