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New Orleans Breast Center for APEX Flap Surgery


Welcome to the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. Led by Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire and his highly skilled team, we bring over 15 years of experience in the field, specializing in microsurgical techniques that utilize the patient's own tissue.

APEX Flap breast reconstruction is an advanced procedure that offers natural and long-lasting results. By utilizing microsurgical techniques, we can transfer tissue from the patient's lower abdomen, preserving muscle function and providing a soft and natural breast mound.

Our center is a recognized leader in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction, known for our expertise and integrative approach. With a commitment to individualized care and exceptional outcomes, our team will guide you through every step of your journey, ensuring your comfort and emotional well-being.

Experience the transformative power of APEX Flap breast reconstruction at the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, where our expertise and compassionate care set us apart.


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APEX Flap Surgery Across New Orleans & SW Florida

Understanding APEX Flap Breast Reconstruction

At the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, we offer APEX Flap breast reconstruction, a state-of-the-art procedure that utilizes microsurgical techniques to create natural and beautiful breasts. 

Here's an overview of the procedure:

  • APEX Flap breast reconstruction involves the transfer of tissue from the patient's lower abdomen, specifically the transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap or the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap.
  • The procedure preserves muscle function while utilizing the patient's own tissue to create a soft and natural breast mound.
  • Microsurgical techniques ensure precise and intricate blood vessel connections, ensuring proper blood flow to support healing and long-term success.

At the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, our experienced team, led by Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, is dedicated to delivering exceptional care and transformative results through APEX Flap breast reconstruction. 

Contact us today to learn more about this innovative procedure and take the first step toward restoring your confidence and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the benefits of APEX Flap reconstruction?

Some of the benefits of APEX Flap reconstruction include:

  • Natural-Looking Results: By using the patient's own tissue, APEX Flap breast reconstruction achieves a natural appearance, closely resembling the shape, feel, and texture of the natural breast.
  • Improved Symmetry: APEX Flap reconstruction offers the opportunity to improve breast symmetry, creating a balanced and harmonious result.
  • Long-Lasting Outcome: Since the procedure uses the patient's own tissue, the reconstructed breast maintains its volume, shape, and durability over time.
  • Abdominal Contouring: APEX Flap reconstruction provides the added benefit of abdominal contouring, as excess tissue is removed from the lower abdomen during the procedure.
  • Minimal Implant Usage: In some cases, APEX Flap reconstruction may not require the use of implants, reducing the need for additional surgeries and implant-related complications.

How long is a typical hospital stay for APEX flap surgery?

While every patient's recovery may vary, a typical hospital stay for APEX flap surgery lasts about 48 hours. 

How is APEX Flap surgery different from the DIEP Flap procedure?

APEX Flap surgery and the DIEP Flap procedure differ in their approach for breast reconstruction. APEX Flap surgery involves using tissue from the lower abdomen, specifically the rectus abdominis muscle, to reconstruct the breast. On the other hand, the DIEP breast reconstruction uses tissue from the lower abdomen, including the skin and fat, but spares the muscle. 

Both techniques have their advantages and considerations, and the choice between them depends on various factors such as individual patient characteristics and preferences. It is best to consult with qualified breast reconstruction surgeons to determine the most suitable option for your specific needs.

What kind of scarring can I expect from the APEX breast reconstruction surgery flap procedure?

The scarring resulting from the APEX breast reconstruction surgery flap procedure can vary depending on individual factors such as healing ability, incision techniques, and post-operative care. While scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure, the goal of the APEX flap procedure is to minimize visible scarring by carefully placing incisions and utilizing advanced surgical techniques. It is best to consult with your surgeon for a more personalized assessment of the potential scarring outcomes specific to your situation.

How can I get started with APEX Flap breast reconstruction near me?

It’s easy to schedule your first free consultation with Dr. St. Hilaire and the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction. Just fill out our online form, and we’ll determine together if you’re a candidate for surgery. We’re excited to meet you!

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