Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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 University Medical Center use these procedures to correct any facial and body abnormalities.

These could be caused by:

  • Birth defects
  • Injury
  • Disease
  • Aging

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:

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:

  • 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.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).