Welcome to Tandon Plastic Surgery Dedicated to Your Care and Comfort
Choosing to undergo breast reconstruction is a highly personal decision. If you are looking for a breast reconstruction surgeon in New Orleans or Metairie, LA, Dr. Ravi Tandon and his team can guide you through your journey.
"With each patient, we aim to combine compassionate care with the latest techniques and surgical expertise. We understand the difficulties our patients are going through, both physically and mentally, and have made it our primary goal to help put our patients' minds at ease. We want to help them find hope and healing through this process."
— Dr. Ravi Tandon
Committed to Helping
Breast Cancer Patients
Get the Care They Deserve
Although Dr. Tandon has trained in all areas of plastic surgery, he is particularly interested in helping women who are preparing for, have recently completed, or have long since completed a mastectomy.
He understands how dramatically cancer and mastectomy can change a woman's body and life, so he wants to provide the most compassionate and comfortable care possible. Among their patients, Dr. Tandon and his team in New Orleans are known for being extremely professional, friendly, and patient-focused.
Dr. Tandon is fully committed to making advanced breast reconstruction procedures easily accessible. He was recently personally involved in the passing of a state law that requires hospitals to fully inform breast cancer patients about their surgery options. Because of his outstanding commitment to the well-being of women, Dr. Tandon has also been featured in Louisiana Health & Fitness Magazine.
Dr. Tandon works alongside other pioneers like oncology surgeon Alfred Colfry in the field of breast cancer care and reconstruction.
& Cutting-Edge Techniques
If you want to restore your appearance and figure through plastic surgery, Dr. Tandon can help. As a reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon, he can perform a wide range of breast, facial, and body contouring procedures.
Dr. Tandon combines a unique, highly aesthetic approach with his extensive training in DIEP flap and the latest reconstructive procedures to create natural-looking, long-lasting results for patients in New Orleans, LA, and throughout the country.
He is also a member of leading plastic surgery organizations, including:
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
To schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Tandon,
request an appointment online or call our Metairie practice:
"Dr. Tandon Was Amazing." Reviews from Our Patients
I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer and consequently had a bilateral mastectomy. Dr. Tandon performed a DIEP flap and reconstruction. He is a gifted surgeon. I am very pleased with the result. More importantly, Dr. Tandon and his staff made me feel comfortable and safe. If you don't love your doctor, go see Dr. Tandon before embarking on surgery.View On Google
Dr.Tandon is the best! After being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Dr. Tandon put my mind to ease at our first meeting. He is compassionate, patient, funny and very talented. A year after my final surgery I can say I’m very pleased with my reconstruction and would recommend Dr. Tandon to anyone in the same situation.
Meet Our Plastic Surgeon:
Dr. Ravi Tandon
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Ravi Tandon received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Following his general surgery residency, he completed a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at the prestigious NYU Medical Center. Throughout his education and specialty training, Dr. Tandon was consistently at the top of his class and earned numerous awards for his contributions to the field of plastic surgery.
Dr. Tandon has dedicated his practice primarily to breast reconstruction, with a strong focus on natural reconstructive techniques. He will work hand in hand with your breast surgeon for the most streamlined care.
Advanced Breast Reconstruction Techniques
Natural Breast Reconstruction
During a natural tissue breast reconstruction, Dr. Tandon will harvest tissue from another part of your body such as your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks to reconstruct a breast mound. By using your own tissue, Dr. Tandon can achieve the most natural-looking results with a minimized risk of complications. In some cases, he may also use fat grafting to gather excess fat through liposuction and transplant to the breast for a more natural-looking shape. There are many techniques available and our team will help you choose the best type for your goals.
Breast Reconstruction with Implants
If you prefer, you can also choose to restore size, symmetry, and shape to your breasts with implants. Breast reconstruction with implants can sometimes be performed at the same time as your mastectomy or over a two-stage process. To ensure the most aesthetic results and shortest possible recovery time, Dr. Tandon offers pre-pectoral placement. Our plastic surgeon can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of breast implants during your consultation at our greater New Orleans, LA, area practice.
Hybrid Breast Reconstruction
The best of both worlds, a hybrid reconstruction combines the look of natural breast reconstruction with the size and shape enhancement of breast implants. This breast reconstruction is perfect for women who want the natural look of a fat transfer but don't have enough excess tissue to reach their desired size. Dr. Tandon will perform a DIEP flap procedure to transfer excess tissue around your abdomen to your breasts before placing your implants. The results will leave you with larger, natural-looking, and more symmetrical breasts.
Delayed vs. Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Although many women choose to undergo breast reconstruction at the same time or immediately after their mastectomy, other women can benefit from delayed reconstruction. Immediate reconstruction reduces the number of surgeries you need, so it can result in lower medical costs and reduced scarring. However, if you still need to undergo additional treatment, our plastic surgeon may recommend delaying your reconstruction until you are fully healthy.
Breast Asymmetry Surgery
If you underwent a mastectomy of one breast (unilateral mastectomy), you may be left with an asymmetrical bust. While most women have naturally asymmetrical breasts, differences in texture or aesthetics between your breasts can make you feel self-conscious. Dr. Tandon offers several techniques for the correction of asymmetrical breasts, including breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation, or fat grafting with liposuction. Whether you underwent reconstruction recently or not, Dr. Tandon can refine your results.
If you did not undergo a nipple-sparing mastectomy, your breasts may feel incomplete following your reconstruction. Nipple reconstruction is a cosmetic surgery to restore a missing nipple, and it has many emotional and cosmetic benefits. Based on your cosmetic needs, Dr. Tandon will choose between several techniques including a skin flap, skin graft, nipple sharing, medical tattoo, or 3-D areola tattoo. No matter which technique you choose, Dr. Tandon will personally design your surgery to produce highly aesthetic results.
"Dr. Tandon Never Let Me Doubt
That I Could Make It Through."
I found Dr. Tandon to have such a comforting sense of quiet confidence and I immediately trusted him. Throughout consultations, pre op, surgery, and post op he was always the perfect mix of reassuring and casual which really helped my medical anxiety.View On Google
It’s been a two year journey knowing Dr. Tandon, and my courageous mom continues to endure her battle with breast cancer. But I can’t express enough, the value in the “knowing” that we’re not alone in this. To see the smile on mom’s face when you even say her doctor’s name, is priceless.View On Google
Our Elegant Office Is Designed with Your Comfort in Mind
The moment you step into our New Orleans, LA, area practice, you will be greeted by our warm-hearted team. Our waiting area is furnished with plush couches where you can relax while you wait for your appointment. We strive to make our plastic surgery practice feel warm and homey–never clinical.
Request a Consultation To Discuss Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery
If you feel that facial procedures, reconstructive or cosmetic surgery can help you feel more confident in your image, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tandon today. Although he has dedicated his career to helping women overcome the effects of breast cancer through reconstructive surgery, he is also trained in a wide range of procedures.
During your consultation at our practice, serving the greater New Orleans area, he will get to know you and your goals in order to recommend the very best treatment plan.
To get started, request a consultation online or call us:
More Reviews from Grateful Patients
Great doctor! Dr. Tandon and his staff really care about you and give you all the facts for you to make the best decision for you!
Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.thank you Dr Tandon you've changed my life in a good way.View On Google
Choosing a Breast Reconstruction Surgeon
When you are faced with a life-changing diagnosis like breast cancer, you want the best possible team on your side. Choosing a highly qualified breast reconstruction surgeon who combines surgical skill, attention to detail, and aesthetics is instrumental to the outcome of your surgery.
We are confident in the level of experience and compassion that we offer patients. During your consultation at our New Orleans practice in Metairie, we encourage you to:
Understanding Your Insurance Options
Whether you undergo breast reconstruction immediately after a mastectomy or years later, your procedure should be covered by your health insurance. The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA) requires group health plans that pay for a mastectomy to cover reconstructive surgery and any procedures you may need to restore the balance between the breasts. We can assist you through the process should you have questions.