Breast Reconstruction in Tampa, FL

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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.

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.

Surgical Technique

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.

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