Hybrid Stacked Flap – Breast Cancer Reconstruction – Baton Rouge, LA
HYBRID STACKED FLAP BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION OVERVIEW
A Hybrid Stacked Flap reconstruction is the newest approach to muscle sparing breast reconstruction, which is used to reconstruct the breasts in those patients who do not have excess or enough fat tissue in one donor site that is necessary for the breast reconstruction procedure. This procedure can combine DIEP, GAP, and PAP procedures to form the breasts. It is also a great alternative to the traditional free flap procedures for women who want larger reconstructed breasts and do not not want implants.
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen is your best option when it comes to the hybrid stacked flap. Your plastic surgeon will be in the best position to recommend a hybrid stacked flap reconstruction if there is not enough tissue available in one donor site to reconstruct your breasts, or in cases where too many abdominal surgeries have been carried out. If this is the case, the likelihood of being a candidate for a hybrid stacked flap increases.
Similar to a standard free flap surgery procedure, the hybrid stacked flap procedure is also technically more difficult than other free flap procedures because it is combining multiple free flap procedures(multiple donor sites), and it usually takes more time than the other procedures. Also, there aren’t many surgeons who can perform this procedure, which is why Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his team of experts are considered to be some of the best in Louisiana. During your consult with Dr. Theunissen, he will help you determine whether or not a hybrid stacked flap reconstruction procedure could be carried out in your situation.
SOME BENEFITS OF THE HYBRID STACKED FLAP FLAP INCLUDE:
REDUCTION/RESHAPING OF MULTIPLE DONOR AREAS – One of the unique benefits of the Hybrid Stacked Flap procedure over other surgical options is that there are multiple donor sites that are used to reconstruct the breasts. This often results in reshaping and/or reducing multiple areas instead of just one.
Natural Look – Because the Hybrid Stacked Flap it is a muscle sparing procedure, the breasts are reconstructed with fat tissue instead of muscle tissue. This gives the reconstructed breasts a more natural look and feel.
Great alternative – For women who want larger reconstructed breasts, “stacked flaps” are a great alternative to achieve the desired size.
Multiple Donor Sites gives reshaping to more areas
Can be performed Pre- or Post Mastectomy
Performed by Two Board-Certified Microsurgeons
- The Hybrid Stacked Flap the most advanced form of breast reconstruction procedures available today
- The Hybrid Stacked Flap uses the patient’s own skin and fat to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast after mastectomy
- Unlike the dated TRAM flap, the Hybrid Stacked flap preserves all the abdominal muscles
- Women also enjoy the added benefit of reshaping and/or reducing multiple donor site areas
- A team of two micro-surgeons performs every procedure
- To learn if you are a Hybrid Stacked Flap candidate or schedule a consultation, please contact us here or call us at 225-218-6108
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his qualified staff are committed to ensuring his patients achieve the best results from their breast reconstruction surgery by offering the highest level of professional care throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the procedure and on-going support.
Breast Reconstruction - A.L., Facebook & Google Review
“I was referred to Dr. Theunissen by my oncologist Dr. Bowie. This was not a surgery I wanted to do but needed to do, and I had a lot of anxiety. He really eased my mind by answering all my questions. I trusted Dr. Theunissen & his staff to take care of everything, and I’m glad I did! I could not be more happy & healthier now!! :-))”
L.J., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review
“Dr. Theunissen is absolutely a brilliant surgeon! After complications with breast implants from previous double mastectomy and reconstruction performed by well-known surgeon in New Orleans, Dr. T spent several visits with me explaining Diep Flap procedure. I really did not want to have this surgery; however, it was my best option. I’m so thankful for Dr. Theunissen and his highly experienced staff! My results are fabulous! I smile every day when I think of what a challenge I was and how happy I am today! Oh, by the way, he discovered a small kidney cancer, which was evident on first CT scan at beginning of my cancer journey! He arranged for partial removal of kidney with a fabulous urologist in Baton Rouge. He absolutely saved my life. Dr. Theunissen did his job, God heals!!!”
L.A., DIEP Breast Reconstruction, Facebook Review
“Dr. Theunissen performed a double breast reconstruction for me, and I have been very pleased with my care and the final results of my surgery. Dr. T knows his field extremely well and is a skilled surgeon and the nicest physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.”
N.S., Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review
“Second plastic surgeon I have been to for breast augmentation. Answers any and all questions and makes you very comfortable. He did an amazing job repairing my previous surgery. I couldn’t be more happy with the results! His nursing and surgical staff are top notch!!” – Nicole Skrintney, Breast Augmentation Revision, Google Review
L.C., Facebook Review
“I travel from Alexandria to Baton Rouge to see Dr. T, even for minor treatments such as Botox and/or fillers. In treating me, Dr. T has set the bar so high, I don’t even inquire about local doctors anymore. They just won’t measure up. Oh, I’m sure we have good doctors here, but Dr. T is great! You can trust Dr. T. He listens to your concerns and goes out of his way to see that you are happy. He instantly puts even the shyest person at ease. Let me not neglect to mention Dr. T’s phenomenal staff! He has the best nurse and reception area 🙂 Thank you, Dr T & Staff 🙂 Blessings, Lydia Cortello”
C.O., Facebook Review
“My experience with Dr. Theunissen and his staff was exceptional. I had consulted with other groups for my procedure, but decided to travel outside of Lafayette based on his professionalism and attention. His follow-up made me feel that he truly cared about me and my outcome.”
D.M., Google Review
“Dr. Theunissen is a wonderful and devoted doctor. His honesty and kindness are just a few details of the incredible bedside manner he has. He is complimented by the loving and knowledgeable staff that work for him. From the front desk, to his assistants, and the recovery nurses, he has a team that provides the best level of care any patient would hope for. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
D.R., Brachioplasty, Facebook Review
“I had considered having my “wings” removed from my arms for years but after losing weight I knew it was time. Dr. T. was recommended by a former patient. All concerns were addressed during my consultation & I’m extremely pleased with my results. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Theunissen.”
T.M., Facebook Review
“A generous and compassionate Doctor, great bedside manner”
Y.F., Facebook Review
“He’s excellent!! I appreciate Dr. T as well has his team for giving my son the best care possible.”