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Breast Reconstruction in Boca Raton, FL

It can be difficult to lose one or both breasts because of breast cancer or a traumatic injury to the chest area. For women in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding area, Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs breast reconstruction to create breasts that are natural looking in terms of size, shape, and appearance.

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is performed to construct one or both breasts to their natural shape and size after a mastectomy, traumatic chest injury or even a congenital deformity. There are several techniques used for breast reconstruction whether to restore their original size and shape or to enlarge them.

The surgical techniques most frequently performed include:

  • Implant Reconstruction
  • DIEP Flap Reconstruction
  • TRAM Flap Reconstruction
  • Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction

Depending on the technique, it may take two to three procedures to achieve the desired look. When multiple procedures are required, there are usually several months between each one to ensure proper healing. For mastectomy patients, breast reconstruction may be performed during the same operation as the mastectomy.

Is Breast Reconstruction Right for Me?

Breast reconstruction is a very personal decision. For many women, breast reconstruction allows them the ability to maintain a feminine physique. For others, it is part of a journey of healing after breast cancer and treatments.

If you prefer a more feminine and balanced appearance, breast reconstruction may be right for you. It is important to have a realistic and healthy attitude towards breast reconstruction, specifically the expectations and outcome.

Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Most often performed following mastectomy, breast reconstruction is also done for women who may have congenital defects or have suffered a traumatic injury to the chest area. The benefits of breast reconstruction include:

  • No need for prosthetics
  • Clothing fits more naturally
  • Balanced appearance to the body
  • Restored self-confidence

How Involved Is Breast Reconstruction?

Because there are several breast reconstruction techniques, the procedures vary for each patient. It also depends on the desires of each patient, as well as her overall health, lifestyle, weight and other factors. Breast reconstruction is considered major surgery, so no matter the technique used, there are some common steps in the surgery. Dr. Man discusses each technique along with the pros and cons during a consultation. He will recommend the technique to best achieve each patient’s goals.

Preparing for Breast Reconstruction

Since breast reconstruction is considered major surgery, it is important to properly prepare for it. Dr. Man provides patients detailed instructions on how to prepare for breast reconstruction surgery. These instructions may include (but may not be limited to):

  • Have a complete physical
  • Lose some weight
  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking aspirin or other NSAIDs that can cause bleeding
  • Stay hydrated
  • Buy clothing that is easy to get into and out of without raising your arms
  • Establish a no-fail support system (you will not be allowed to drive a car, clean, do laundry, or lift anything for two weeks)

To avoid potential complications and risks, it is important to follow instructions before and after breast reconstruction. We also recommend patients plan for someone to take them to and from the procedure, as well as stay with them the first night.

After Breast Reconstruction

Immediately following breast reconstruction, patients are taken to a recovery area to rest comfortably until the anesthesia begins to wear off. The chest area and breasts are bandaged, and drain tubes may be put into place.

They are given medications to prevent infection as well as to minimize discomfort. It is imperative for patients to have someone stay with them for the first 24 hours after the surgery. If necessary, patients have the alternative of staying overnight at our center the first night following surgery to receive care during that time. Our nurses are all ACSL certified, and our facility has specialized recovery options, including chest wall cooling methods to reduce pain and swelling, a hyperbaric chamber, and oxygen treatments to speed healing.

The most intense discomfort occurs during the first 48 hours when range of motion is limited. Lifting the arms is difficult and should be avoided for the first few days. It is also recommended that patients sleep on an incline to avoid any issues while trying to get up from lying down.

Recovery from Breast Reconstruction

The recovery from breast reconstruction depends on the procedure. Once the specific procedure is selected, patients receive detailed recovery instructions that must be carefully followed to ensure correct healing. For most patients, the length of downtime may last for a few days up to a few weeks. As the healing proceeds, the results become more visible.

How Much Does Breast Reconstruction Cost?

The cost of breast reconstruction varies with each patient depending on the technique, the extent of the procedure and whether it is performed in conjunction with other surgeries. During your consultation, Dr. Man goes over the costs as well as financing and payment options, including credit cards, cash, and personal checks.

What Do I Do Next?

The first step towards breast reconstruction is a consultation with Dr. Man. At this appointment, he talks to you about your body and evaluates your current situation. For total breast reconstruction on both breasts, he wants a full understanding of your desires. From there, he takes as much time as necessary to walk you through the process and the procedure.

Daniel Man, M.D., is a board-certified Florida plastic surgeon who performs breast reconstruction on women living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who have had mastectomies and other trauma to the breasts and want a more feminine shape and contour to their bodies. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.

What our patients are saying about us

  • Vernica J. Neal

    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.
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    2016-11-17T04:50:07+00:00
    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.

    Elena Goldman

    Dr Man is highly professional, honest and caring... knowledgable and creative...hardworking and successful... And just a pleasant person…
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    2016-11-17T04:50:53+00:00
    Dr Man is highly professional, honest and caring... knowledgable and creative...hardworking and successful... And just a pleasant person…
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  • TINA Carter

    Dr. Mann was very informative and made great recommendations! His assistant Pepper also explained the step by step process of what I should expect after the Sugery.. Amazing office staff! I will be going back soon, to complete the mission..I had immediate results, a nice surprise.
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    2016-11-17T04:48:38+00:00
    Dr. Mann was very informative and made great recommendations! His assistant Pepper also explained the step by step process of what I should expect after the Sugery.. Amazing office staff! I will be going back soon, to complete the mission..I had immediate results, a nice surprise.

    Vernica J. Neal

    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.
    5.0
    2016-11-17T04:50:07+00:00
    The experience I had at Dr. Man's office was incredible. From the time I walked into his office, you are greeted professionally by his staff. Dr.Man's office is very beautiful with that very warm welcoming feeling. My husband & I went for a consultation to replace my old saline filled implants to silicone implants with a mastopexy & down size from a DD to a possible C or D cup, he really understood what I wanted and my expectations.
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    2
  • Sharon Slutsky

    Words don’t adequately express how much your kindness, caring, and compassion mean to me. You have enbraced me as part of your family and truly, the feelings are mutual. Each of yu goes out of your way to make me feel welcomed, pampered, and pretty. Please know how very much I appreciate all that you do for me. When I cook and bake for you it’s with pleasure. in a small way it’s a heartfelt hug and ‘thank you’. Today’s ‘nosh’ is Chinese Almond Cookies. During the Chinese New Year they’re given in token of coins, symbolizing wishes of prosperity. So while we’re atill in our new year’s first month. I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity.
    5.0
    2016-11-17T04:51:31+00:00
    Words don’t adequately express how much your kindness, caring, and compassion mean to me. You have enbraced me as part of your family and truly, the feelings are mutual. Each of yu goes out of your way to make me feel welcomed, pampered, and pretty. Please know how very much I appreciate all that you do for me. When I cook and bake for you it’s with pleasure. in a small way it’s a heartfelt hug and ‘thank you’. Today’s ‘nosh’ is Chinese Almond Cookies. During the Chinese New Year they’re given in token of coins, symbolizing wishes of prosperity. So while we’re atill in our new year’s first month. I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity.

    KIm Elkins

    Dr Daniel Man is absolutely the BEST plastic surgeon in all of South Florida. He is amazing and his work is incredible. I could not be happier. I had a full facelift, neck lift, and eyes and forehead done. Completely natural, no scars and best part I feel absolutely refreshed and beautiful!
    5.0
    2016-11-17T04:48:04+00:00
    Dr Daniel Man is absolutely the BEST plastic surgeon in all of South Florida. He is amazing and his work is incredible. I could not be happier. I had a full facelift, neck lift, and eyes and forehead done. Completely natural, no scars and best part I feel absolutely refreshed and beautiful!
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We provide assistance to our patients’ every need and make sure we get the results you’re looking for. Dr. Daniel Man is an award winning cosmetic surgeon you can trust for service in Boca Raton, Broward, Miami, and the Palm Beaches. He has been recognized by his peers time and again for innovative procedures with award winning excellent results.