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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New Orleans

Are you interested in reconstructive surgery following an injury or wondering if plastic surgery is right for you? The skilled team at University Medical Center is here to help.

Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery are used to repair injury damage and other functional issues. With the right surgical team helping you, it’s possible to restore or enhance your life. Our team uses the latest tools and technology to ensure each patients receives the best care.

How we help our patients

The surgeons at University Medical Center can correct facial and body abnormalities caused by:

  • Aging
  • Disease
  • Birth Defects
  • Injury

Many patients who have suffered from disease or injury lose their healthy appearance following treatments and surgeries. This can be devastating to a person’s well-being. Our team offers relief from these resulting difficulties through plastic surgery.

We help patients in need of:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Facial or bodily reconstruction following a serious or traumatic injury
  • Reconstructive surgeries of the head and neck for patients who suffered cancer there
  • Scar removal or revision

Am I a candidate for plastic surgery?

Candidates for plastic surgery are most often those with a birth defect or a deformity caused after birth, such as those resulting from an accident, disease, or aging. Our team takes the time to explain each kind of procedure that may be appropriate for your case, as well as informing you about the inherent risks associated with surgery.

It is important to understand that each surgery will carry potential consequences with it. Depending on the patient, plastic surgery could have a greater impact on their health and require more time to fully recover.

Some of the potential complications could include:

  • Infection
  • Extensive time to heal
  • Scarring or bruising
  • Complications with anesthesia
  • Issues during surgery
  • Excessive bleeding

These can be increased depending on the patient’s lifestyle as well, such as if they have habits like smoking or are dealing with circulation issues at the site of the surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks at length prior to the operation.

Preparation & recovery

Each surgery will be different. While some could be wrapped up and completed within just one operation, others may require multiple surgeries in different stages of recovery. No matter the surgery, expect at least six weeks’ recovery before attempting to resume normal function. More complicated surgeries will require more time.

To make an appointment, call 504.702.4604.

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