Breast Reconstruction: Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center offers a comprehensive breast reconstruction program with a multi-disciplinary approach led by skilled physicians and nurses.
Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast. The goal of reconstructive surgery is to create a breast mound that matches the opposite breast and to achieve symmetry. If both breasts have been removed, the goal of breast reconstructive surgery is to create both breast mounds about the size of the patient's natural breasts.
Ochsner Medical Center accepts most major insurance plans for breast reconstruction surgery. For a full listing of accepted insurance plans, click here.
Deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP)
- Specialized surgical procedure using the body’s own natural tissue to construct a natural appearing breast
- For this procedure, the surgeon detaches blood vessels and surrounding fat and skin in your lower abdomen
- Removing the abdomen tissue results in a “tummy tuck.” These blood vessels and fat are then moved to the chest at the mastectomy site.
- The abdominal muscle is left intact, but blood vessels must first be dissected from the muscle. The procedure leaves abdomen muscles intact with little to no loss in muscle function.
At Ochsner Medical Center, patients receive care from a multi-disciplinary team during all aspects of their breast reconstruction surgery.
Our physician team for reconstructive breast surgery includes the following:
Christopher Babycos, MD - Board Certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery
Dr. Babycos earned his medical degree from Tulane where he also completed his surgical internship and residency. He completed a plastic surgery fellowship at Tulane followed by a fellowship with the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Babycos is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Babycos specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery with specific interests in craniofacial and cosmetic surgery including aesthetic, breast and reconstructive surgeries.
David Jansen, MD - Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Jansen specializes in facial and breast cosmetic surgery. Breast Augmentation with or without lifting has become a trademark in his practice. Dr. Jansen is nationally renowned for his nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures.
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