Hybrid Reconstruction in New Orleans, LA
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What is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction?
Hybrid reconstruction is a transformative approach post-mastectomy. Dr. Mark Stalder expertly combines implant surgery and autologous flap techniques, ensuring the most natural and appealing outcome. This procedure can be performed immediately after mastectomy or through a two-part process, incorporating implants later. Schedule a consultation at Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA to learn if this method best suits you.
How Is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction Performed?
Hybrid reconstruction is usually started at the time of a mastectomy. A silicone or saline breast implant is placed above the muscle layer and then enveloped with a layer of your own body fat taken from a donor region such as the abdomen, thigh, or buttock. The fusion of living tissue with an implant gives the breast enhanced warmth and a more natural feel than a breast recreated solely through implant-based reconstruction.
Hybrid Reconstruction is a revolutionary approach that seamlessly integrates the advantages of autologous tissue and implant-based techniques. This groundbreaking fusion results in outcomes that are not only visually appealing but also remarkably natural. To explore the world of Hybrid Reconstruction and our comprehensive range of reconstructive procedures, we encourage you to contact Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA for a consultation.
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Hybrid Reconstruction FAQs
How much does hybrid breast reconstruction surgery cost?
Hybrid breast reconstruction surgery can be complicated, so to get the best results, you should concentrate on finding a plastic surgeon who has years of training like Dr. Stalder instead of finding the cheapest price. At your consultation, Dr. Stalder will listen to your needs and goals before developing your unique surgical plan. After this, we will talk to you about costs, payment methods, and where to find low-interest medical financing.
Does insurance cover hybrid reconstruction surgery?
The WHCRA (Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act) of 1998 requires health insurance policies that cover mastectomies to also cover breast reconstruction surgery. If you have insurance, someone from Stalder Plastic Surgery will help explain your coverage. We will also help you submit needed information and paperwork to your insurance carrier.
Should I have hybrid reconstruction with my mastectomy or wait?
The timing of your hybri breast reconstruction is based on several things. Some patients decide to get their breast(s) reconstructed at the same time as their mastectomy, while other patients prefer to defer reconstruction surgery. Dr. Stalder recommends you make an appointment for a consultation following a diagnosis of breast cancer so you can begin considering your choices and when you want to have reconstruction surgery. If you decide to have reconstruction at the same time as your breast cancer treatment, Dr. Stalder can collaborate with your oncology team to plan your surgery.
Stalder Plastic Surgery Reviews
Dr. Stalder and his staff are awesome very professional and compassionate. Dr. Stalder, Abby & Jess treated me like family. I am very satisfied with my surgery & reconstruction Dr. Stalder is the best.Dr. Stalder explained everything in detail and what to expect regarding my double mastectomy & reconstruction. Dr. Stalder is the best.
I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.
Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff
The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.
The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!