If a patient's treatment includes mastectomy — surgical removal of one or both breasts — the physicians of UF Health Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are skilled in reconstructing the removed breast.
Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal, so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.
Breast reconstruction: Types
Our UF Health plastic surgeons offer several types of breast reconstruction:
Tissue expander/implant reconstruction
Autologous tissue reconstruction (using the patient's own tissue) that might use a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap or a transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous (TRAM) flap
Video: Plastic and reconstructive surgery by Dr. John Murray
Breast reconstruction surgery locations
UF Health Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – JacksonvillePhone number:
653 West 8th Street
Faculty Clinic, Second Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32209
UF Health Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – JTB KernanPhone number:
5191 First Coast Tech Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32224