For those looking to have plastic surgery, it can be an extremely vulnerable experience. Whether it’s cosmetic or reconstructive, it involves showing someone else a part of themselves that they normally might have difficulty showing others. Thus, sharing that with someone who is sensitive to their discomfort and can provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere can remove a lot of the pressure from the plastic surgery journey. Dr. Sands has created a culture of doing just that at Colón and Sands Plastic Surgery in New Orleans.
With an emphasis not only on himself but his staff, Dr. Sands has instilled in his facility an atmosphere of safety, comfort, and understanding in New Orleans. It isn’t just himself that he wants his patients to be comfortable with, but his staff as well, since plastic surgery is a team effort. Dr. Sands’ field of interest revolves around contouring the body after extreme weight loss, breast reconstruction, skin cancer resection and reconstruction, as well as aesthetic surgery.
Society is geared towards those with younger appearances. Despite what a person can do in the gym or through exercise, there are certain parts of the body that doesn’t change through exercise alone. This is where Dr. Sands can help. For those who went through the hard work of exercising and dieting and found incredible results, they’re still left with the excess skin. Removal of that skin is necessary to have the body they desire, and that is something where Dr. Sands can assist them.
For those who had their breast tissue reduced because of illness or just desire increased breast tissue, Dr. Sands is trained to perform perforator flap reconstruction, cohesive gel implant reconstruction, and pre-pectoral implant replacement if the original implant just isn’t doing its job.
For those looking to have implant-based reconstruction, the process used is the gradual growth of the patient’s skin until it can cover an implant. This makes the breast appear natural-looking. In some cases, if there is enough skin already, an implant can be placed during the mastectomy.
A tissue flap is a common plastic surgery practice. By using the original tissue from the patient, Dr. Sands uses it to create a natural-looking breast that grows and reduces in size following weight gain and loss, just as a normal breast would. A transverse rectus abdominis muscle flap or TRAM flap is a clever surgery where tissue is removed from the abdomen to create a breast mound. Not only does the patient receive the breast they desire, but they also tighten their abdomen a bit, too.
Whatever the patient’s desires, Dr. Sands is prepared to make their aesthetic vision a living reality. If you are ready to take the next steps to achieving the body you desire, reach out to our office here at Colón and Sands Plastic Surgery in New Orleans and speak to one of our caring professionals. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!