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St. Charles Surgical Hospital

Reconstructive Breast Surgery in New Orleans

At the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, we understand how much of an impact reconstructive breast surgery can have on the lives of our patients. After undergoing a mastectomy, many women want to learn about the options available for restoring their natural shape, and our doctors are here to discuss the ways we can help patients achieve their goals. At our practice, you can expect outstanding care. Thousands of women have visited our clinic for breast reconstruction.

There are two basic kinds of reconstructive surgery, and our surgeons have pioneered several variations on these two types. For some patients, implants can be used to restore the shape of the breast. We use both saline and silicone implants, and there are unique attributes and qualities to each of these products. By placing an implant under the muscle tissue in the chest, we’re able to help women feel whole once again. We can also surgically add implantable collagen sheets to support the implant, increase stability, and achieve a more natural shape.

Natural tissue flap reconstruction is another method we offer. Our surgeons are heralded by medical professionals from around the world for their advancements in this practice. By utilizing tissue from elsewhere in the patient’s body, we’re able to reconstruct the breast in a way that looks, feels, and moves natural. From this page, you can search further to learn more about the variations of natural tissue flap reconstruction. Some methods utilize tissue from the lower abdomen, while others borrow from tissue found in the hip. Should you need more information, our staff is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose the procedure that is best for you.

It’s time to see just how transformative reconstructive breast surgery can be. At the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, we look to make our procedures accessible and affordable for all patients. No matter the type of mastectomy you may have had, there are indeed options that will help you return to your natural shape. In addition, we’re proud to offer repigmentation and tattooing procedures to recreate the natural color and shape of the areola. Let us offer the dedicated, personalized care you deserve and allow you to maintain your self-esteem and well being. Our team won’t be happy with the outcome until you are. Please use the contact form on this page to speak with our staff.

The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, affiliated with the St. Charles Surgical Hospital—the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer—was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Craig A. Blum, MD; Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS; Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS; Chris Trahan, MD, FACS; and M. Whitten Wise, MD are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with our Breast Oncology team Surgical Breast Oncologist W. Karl Ordoyne, M.D., FACS and Clinical Breast Oncologist Alan Stolier, M.D., FACS, they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the Gluteal Hip Flap, the BODY LIFT Flap®, and the APEX Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services. For more information please visit or


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