Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in New Orleans
Get the help of skilled experts
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 is 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 through reconstruction. Whether it is to restore function following a traumatic injury or reconstruct a person’s body following cancer treatments, our team is trained to use the latest tools and technology to ensure each patients receives the best care.
How we help our patients
When a person is injured or their body deteriorates with time such that they begin to suffer as a result, the plastic surgeons at UMC use these procedures to correct any facial and body abnormalities.
These could be caused by:
- Birth defects
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:
- Facial or bodily reconstruction following a serious or traumatic injury
- Reconstructive surgeries of the head and neck for patients who suffered cancer there
- Breast reconstruction
- 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 particular 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:
- 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.