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Breast Reconstruction Surgeons in LA & FL

Hybrid Breast Reconstruction

Welcome to the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, a trusted destination for hybrid breast reconstruction in New Orleans, LA, and Southwest Florida. With over 15 years of specialized experience, Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire and his expert team are dedicated to providing exceptional care and transformative results.

At our center, we employ innovative microsurgical techniques that utilize the patient's own tissue for hybrid breast reconstruction. This approach combines the benefits of autologous tissue reconstruction with implant-based techniques, offering personalized solutions that achieve natural-looking and long-lasting outcomes.

We understand that breast reconstruction is a deeply personal and emotional process. Our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way, providing comprehensive care and guidance to help you regain your confidence and embrace a brighter future.

Experience the difference at the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, where our expertise and patient-centered approach set us apart.


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Understanding Hybrid Breast Reconstruction

Hybrid breast reconstruction, offered at the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, is an innovative approach that combines the benefits of autologous tissue reconstruction and implant-based techniques. This procedure offers a personalized solution to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient.

Here’s how it works:

  • Hybrid breast reconstruction begins with the use of microsurgical techniques that utilize the patient's own tissue, such as the DIEP or TRAM flap, to create a natural-looking breast mound. The advantage of using autologous tissue is that it provides volume, shape, and softness similar to the natural breast.
  • Following the tissue transfer, implants are strategically placed to enhance the final aesthetic outcome.
  • This integration allows for additional volume and projection, ensuring symmetry and balance with the unaffected breast.

Hybrid breast reconstruction offers a highly individualized approach, allowing patients to achieve their desired breast appearance while maintaining a natural look and feel. The combination of autologous tissue and implants provides the opportunity to address specific concerns and optimize the overall outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of hybrid breast reconstruction surgery?

Some of the benefits of hybrid breast reconstruction include:

  • Natural-Looking Results: By utilizing the patient's own tissue, hybrid breast reconstruction achieves a realistic and natural breast shape and contour.
  • Enhanced Volume and Projection: The integration of implants allows for customization of size and shape, providing additional volume and projection as desired.
  • Improved Symmetry: Hybrid reconstruction ensures better symmetry between the reconstructed breast and the unaffected breast, resulting in a balanced and harmonious appearance.
  • Personalized Solution: Hybrid breast reconstruction offers a tailored approach, considering each patient's unique anatomy and goals to create a customized result that aligns with their expectations.

At the Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, our skilled surgeons, led by Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, have mastered the art of hybrid breast reconstruction. With our comprehensive expertise and patient-centered approach, we strive to provide exceptional outcomes that restore confidence and improve quality of life.

Is hybrid breast reconstruction considered safe?

Yes, hybrid breast reconstruction is generally considered safe. It is a surgical procedure that combines different techniques to achieve optimal results in breast reconstruction. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that should be discussed with a qualified medical professional like Dr. St. Hilaire.

will my breast implants last forever?

No, unfortunately, breast implants are not designed to last forever. The lifespan of breast implants varies for each individual, but the implants must be evaluated for replacement or removal every 7-10 years.

What can I expect during my recovery from hybrid breast reconstruction?

During your recovery from hybrid breast reconstruction, you can expect a gradual healing process. Initially, there may be some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the surgical area. Your medical team will provide you with specific instructions on wound care, pain management, and activity restrictions. It is important to follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery. 

Over time, the swelling and bruising will subside, and you will start to see the results of the reconstruction. It is normal to experience some temporary changes in sensation and tightness in the chest area. 

Your surgeon will monitor your progress closely and guide you through the recovery journey. Remember to have patience and give yourself time to heal fully.

How can I get started with a reconstructive breast surgeon 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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