Bruce A Mast

Bruce A Mast, MD, FACS

Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Professor And Chief, Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery; Associate Dean Of Regional Programs

Business Phone: (352) 271-5367
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About Bruce A Mast

Bruce Mast, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a professor and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also Associate Dean of Regional Programs for the College of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from the Rutger-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J. He completed his general surgery training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and his plastic and reconstructive fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mast specializes in cosmetic surgical procedures, breast reconstruction and reduction, and skin cancer. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2013. He serves in a variety of leadership roles in regional and national plastic surgery organizations. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of aesthetic surgery and breast surgery.

Dr. Mast previously served as a UF assistant professor of surgery in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery from 1995 to 2000, followed by working in private practice in Gainesville for 10 years before returning to UF in 2010.


America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons
2012 · unknown
America's Top Surgeons
2012 · unknown
Castle Connelly Top Doctor
2012 · unknown

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reconstruction – implants
  • Breast reconstruction – natural tissue
  • Breast reduction
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facelift
  • Forehead lift
  • Laser surgery for the skin
  • Liposuction
  • Melanoma
  • Replantation of digits
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar revision
  • Skin sagging treatment – underarms


Aesthetic Surgery in Plastic Surgery Academia.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 41(7):829-841 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjaa181. [PMID] 32794545.
A Comparison of Common Plastic Surgery Operations Using the NSQIP and TOPS Databases.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open. 8(5) [DOI] 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002841. [PMID] 33133901.
Analgesic Efficacy of Nerve Blocks After Abdominoplasty: A Systematic Review.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 40(11):1208-1215 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjz313. [PMID] 31680144.
Commentary on: Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Regenerative Wound Healing Applications: Understanding the Clinical and Regulatory Environment.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 40(7):800-801 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjz247. [PMID] 31648307.
Comparison of Saline Expanders and Air Expanders for Breast Reconstruction.
Annals of plastic surgery. 84(6S Suppl 5):S396-S400 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002154. [PMID] 31868761.
Contemporary Analysis of Rhytidectomy Using the Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons Database with 13,346 Patients.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 145(6):1402-1408 [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006813. [PMID] 32459769.
Is Thoracodorsal Nerve Transection Needed in Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction?
Annals of plastic surgery. 84(6S Suppl 5):S393-S395 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002281. [PMID] 32028468.
Mastopexy: Current Trends in Private Practice and Academic Practice and the Impact on Resident Training.
Annals of plastic surgery. 84(6S Suppl 5):S414-S416 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002273. [PMID] 32101998.
Commentary on: Improving the Retention Rate of Fat Grafts in Recipient Areas via Botulinum Toxin A Treatment.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 39(12):1445-1446 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjz119. [PMID] 31145776.
Historical Roots of Modern Plastic Surgery: A Cited Reference Analysis.
Annals of plastic surgery. 82(6S Suppl 5):S421-S426 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001666. [PMID] 30383584.
Preoperative Hypoglycemia Increases Infection Risk After Trigger Finger Injection and Release.
Annals of plastic surgery. 82(6S Suppl 5):S417-S420 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001667. [PMID] 30325832.
The Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift.
Clinics in plastic surgery. 46(4):547-557 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cps.2019.06.005. [PMID] 31514807.
Facelift Practice Evolution: Objective Implementation of New Surgical Techniques.
Annals of plastic surgery. 80(6S Suppl 6):S324-S327 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001321. [PMID] 29369107.
Safety of Microsurgery Under Loupes Versus Microscope: A Head-to-Head Comparison of 2 Surgeons With Similar Experiences.
Annals of plastic surgery. 80(6S Suppl 6):S340-S342 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001324. [PMID] 29369108.
The Use of Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) Scaffold in the Ptotic Breast: A Multicenter Clinical Study.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 38(5):502-518 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjy022. [PMID] 29401215.
Commentary on: A Comparison of Two Fat Grafting Methods on Operating Room Efficiency and Costs.
Aesthetic surgery journal. 37(2):169-170 [DOI] 10.1093/asj/sjw185. [PMID] 28052905.
Identifying Risk Factors Leading to Unanticipated Postoperative Readmission.
Annals of plastic surgery. 78(6S Suppl 5):S322-S324 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001061. [PMID] 28430675.
Utilization and Perception of Integrative Medicine Among Plastic Surgery Patients.
Annals of plastic surgery. 78(5):557-561 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000916. [PMID] 27759586.
Bipolar Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Restoration of Pectoralis Major Function in Poland Syndrome.
Annals of plastic surgery. 77(1):85-9 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000293. [PMID] 25046677.
Comparative Outcomes and Quality Analysis of Inverted-T and Pure Vertical Scar Techniques in Superomedial Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty.
Annals of plastic surgery. 76 Suppl 4:S328-31 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000732. [PMID] 27015329.
Evolving Perceptions of the Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency Training Program.
Journal of surgical education. 73(5):799-806 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.03.014. [PMID] 27137667.
Risk Factor Analysis for Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Implications for Intraoperative Vascular Analysis.
Annals of plastic surgery. 76 Suppl 4:S336-9 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000740. [PMID] 26835821.
The Effect of Financial Conflicts of Interest in Plastic Surgery Literature.
Annals of plastic surgery. 76 Suppl 4:S357-8 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000672. [PMID] 26678100.
Lymph node transplantation and quantitative clearance lymphoscintigraphy.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135(5):937e-939e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001203. [PMID] 25700302.
Topical application of recombinant platelet-derived growth factor increases the rate of healing and the level of proteins that regulate this response.
International wound journal. 12(5):564-71 [DOI] 10.1111/iwj.12165. [PMID] 24118782.
Vacuum-assisted closure therapy to the brain: a safe method for wound temporization in composite scalp and calvarial defects.
Annals of plastic surgery. 74 Suppl 4:S218-21 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000374. [PMID] 25978553.
Advantages and limitations of the MACS lift for facial rejuvenation.
Annals of plastic surgery. 72(6):S139-43 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000092. [PMID] 24691336.
Maximizing chemoprophylaxis against venous thromboembolism in abdominoplasty patients with the use of preoperative heparin administration.
Annals of plastic surgery. 72(6):S94-6 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000132. [PMID] 24691325.
The power of diversification: survival of our specialty.
Annals of plastic surgery. 72(2):133-4 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000071. [PMID] 24374397.
Candida albicans necrotizing soft tissue infection: a case report and literature review of fungal necrotizing soft tissue infections.
Annals of plastic surgery. 70(6):739-41 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31823fac60. [PMID] 23123606.
Radical surgical resection combined with lymphadenectomy-directed antimicrobial therapy yielding cure of severe axillary hidradenitis.
Annals of plastic surgery. 70(5):538-41 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31828ea7cb. [PMID] 23542862.
Safety and efficacy of outpatient lower body lifting.
Annals of plastic surgery. 70(5):493-6 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31828b02b4. [PMID] 23542861.
Microbial barriers.
Clinics in plastic surgery. 39(3):229-38 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cps.2012.04.002. [PMID] 22732372.
(Ex-)smoking asthma patients in general and specialized Belgian practice.
Respiratory medicine. 105(8):1203-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.rmed.2011.02.017. [PMID] 21414762.
Latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction utilizing functional muscle transfer and tissue expansion.
Annals of plastic surgery. 56(1):36-9 [PMID] 16374093.
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Safety and efficacy of outpatient full abdominoplasty.
Annals of plastic surgery. 54(3):256-9 [PMID] 15725826.
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Methods in reepithelialization. A porcine model of partial-thickness wounds.
Methods in molecular medicine. 78:17-36 [PMID] 12825259.
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Comparison of magnetic resonance angiography and digital subtraction angiography for visualization of lower extremity arteries.
Annals of plastic surgery. 46(3):261-4 [PMID] 11293517.
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The nasolabial flap revisited as an adjunct to floor-of-mouth reconstruction.
Annals of plastic surgery. 46(3):265-8 [PMID] 11293518.
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Alleviation of urinary incontinence after abdominoplasty.
Annals of plastic surgery. 42(4):456-7 [PMID] 10213413.
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Functional outcomes of microsurgical reconstruction of delayed complications following head and neck cancer ablation.
Annals of plastic surgery. 42(1):40-5 [PMID] 9972716.
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Keratinocyte collagenase-1 expression requires an epidermal growth factor receptor autocrine mechanism.
The Journal of biological chemistry. 274(15):10372-81 [PMID] 10187826.
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Molecular and mechanistic validation of delayed healing rat wounds as a model for human chronic wounds.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 7(6):486-94 [PMID] 10633008.
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Painful pectoralis major myospasm as a result of sternal wound reconstruction: complete resolution with bilateral pectoral neurectomies.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 104(3):798-800 [PMID] 10456534.
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Subtotal maxillectomy for melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 103(7):1961-3 [PMID] 10359259.
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Tissue repair in the fetal intestinal tract occurs with adhesions, fibrosis, and neovascularization.
Annals of plastic surgery. 41(2):140-4; discussion 144 [PMID] 9718146.
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Healing in other tissues.
The Surgical clinics of North America. 77(3):529-47 [PMID] 9194879.
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Ultrastructural analysis of fetal rabbit wounds.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 5(3):243-8 [PMID] 16984438.
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Aggressive use of free flaps in children for burn scar contractures and other soft-tissue deficits.
Annals of plastic surgery. 36(6):569-75 [PMID] 8792964.
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Hyaluronic acid impedes reepithelialization of skin graft donor sites.
The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation. 17(4):302-4 [PMID] 8844349.
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Interactions of cytokines, growth factors, and proteases in acute and chronic wounds.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 4(4):411-20 [PMID] 17309691.
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Exposure to amniotic fluid inhibits closure of open wounds in the fetal rabbit.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 3(4):467-72 [PMID] 17147658.
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Hyaluronic acid degradation products induce neovascularization and fibroplasia in fetal rabbit wounds.
Wound repair and regeneration : official publication of the Wound Healing Society [and] the European Tissue Repair Society. 3(1):66-72 [PMID] 17168864.
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Platelet-derived growth factor induces fetal wound fibrosis.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 29(11):1405-8 [PMID] 7844707.
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Biology of fetal wound healing: collagen biosynthesis during dermal repair.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 27(8):945-8; discussion 949 [PMID] 1403555.
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In vivo degradation of fetal wound hyaluronic acid results in increased fibroplasia, collagen deposition, and neovascularization.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 89(3):503-9 [PMID] 1371361.
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Scarless wound healing in the mammalian fetus.
Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics. 174(5):441-51 [PMID] 1570625.
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Characteristics of fetal repair.
Progress in clinical and biological research. 365:167-76 [PMID] 1862129.
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Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the matrix of fetal rabbit skin and wounds: implications for healing by regeneration.
Matrix (Stuttgart, Germany). 11(1):63-8 [PMID] 2027330.
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Models of wound healing.
The Journal of trauma. 30(12 Suppl):S149-55 [PMID] 2254974.
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Sep 2014 – Sep 2019
Use of GalaFLEX in Ptotic Breast
Role: Principal Investigator


Issued May 2010
Absorbent Materials with Covalently Bonded, Nonleachable, Polymeric Antimicrobial Surfaces, and Methods for Preparation
Issued May 2006
Instrinsically Bactericidal Absorbent Dressing and Method of Fabrication


Fellowship – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1995 · Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency – Plastic Surgery
1995 · University of Pittsburgh
Residency – Surgery
1993 · Medical College of Virginia
Research Fellow
1991 · Medical College of Virginia
Medical Degree
1987 · University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
MDT7090 Elective Topics
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery

Contact Details

(352) 271-5367