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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

Meet UF Health Jacksonville plastic and reconstructive surgeon, John Murray, MD. Our surgeons are highly specialized experts in the field of cosmetic surgery. They are fellowship-trained faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, affiliated with UF Health Jacksonville. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, UF Health surgeons use the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques to significantly improve outcomes and recovery time for patients.

Breast reconstruction surgery locations