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Mastectomy

If you've had a mastectomy or need a mastectomy, you may have questions about the procedure and post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Ravi Tandon offers total mastectomy, skin-sparing mastectomy, and breast reconstruction to rebuild the breast mound, areola, and nipple.

Learn why breast cancer patients in New Orleans and Metairie, LA, come to Tandon Plastic Surgery for mastectomy and reconstruction options.

A preventative mastectomy can reduce a woman's breast cancer risk by 95% For women who have a family history of breast cancer, the procedure can reduce their cancer risk by 90%.

Prophylactic Mastectomy

Also referred to as preventative mastectomy, a prophylactic mastectomy is performed before breast cancer is even diagnosed. The procedure is recommended for women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer later in life. One breast or both breasts may be removed during this preventative procedure.

Who Should Consider Preventative Mastectomy

Prophylactic mastectomies are recommended for women who:

  • Have more than one close relative with breast cancer
  • Have tested positive for BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, CDH1, PTEN, or TP53 gene mutations
  • Have undergone radiation therapy on their chest before turning 30
  • Have widespread breast microcalcifications
  • Have already had breast cancer in one breast
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Tandon Plastic Surgery is here to support breast cancer patients who've had a mastectomy and women with a high cancer risk who've decided to undergo a preventative mastectomy. Our practice offers a wide variety of flap surgeries and other procedures that can restore the appearance of the breast, nipple, and areola. We're ready to listen to your recent experiences and develop a custom treatment plan together.

Compassionate Care From a Trusted Surgeon Serving New Orleans, Metairie, and Nearby Communities

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Adrienne Thomas

2019

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Dr. Tandon's skill rebuilt my body after my  cancer surgery, but his caring and compassionate (and humorous) attitude kept my outlook on life on track.   I have never been a negative person, but cancer can make you question so much.  Dr. Tandon never let me doubt that i could make it through.  I would recommend him to everyone who is facing my  situation, or who wants a physician who really cares about the total you.  Thank you, Dr. Tandon, for everything!

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Carol Sharp

2018

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A frightening diagnosis of Breast Cancer was my first visit with Dr. Tandon. His consult was extremely thorough, unhurried and his compassion - obvious. Little did I know, at that first visit, that I was seated across from the surgeon who would make the most difficult time of my life much more than manageable. Dr. Ravi Tandon is highly skilled and his training extensive.  His Nipple Sparing Bilat Reconstruction, in my case, far exceeded even my own expectations, as it is now impossible to tell that there was breast surgery...

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You Have Options After a Mastectomy

Whether you've undergone a total mastectomy or a skin-sparing mastectomy, there are reconstructive procedures that can restore the appearance of the entire breast. These procedures can be done at the same time as the mastectomy, soon after the mastectomy, or well after the surgery is performed. The timing of your breast reconstruction will depend on your health and preferences.

Dr. Tandon Helped Pass Louisiana's
Breast Reconstruction Law

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Dr. Tandon knows how important breast reconstruction can be in a patient's life. That's why he helped advocate for the Carter Stokes Oral and Written Summary of Breast Cancer Treatment Alternatives and Access to Breast Reconstruction Surgery Information Law. Signed in 2018, this state statute requires general hospitals to provide reconstructive surgery information after a patient has undergone a mastectomy, lymph node dissection, or lumpectomy.

Learn About Your Breast Reconstruction Options Contact Us to Get the Answers You're Looking For

Surgical Team

The team at Tandon Plastic Surgery has a deep admiration for women who've battled breast cancer or who've decided on prophylactic mastectomy given their heightened cancer risk. Whether you've had your breast tissue and lymph nodes removed or only had your breast tissue removed, our team is here to answer any questions you may have about breast reconstruction.

Dr. Ravi Tandon can perform different flap techniques, which use natural tissue to restore the breast mound. Breast implants can also be used in the reconstruction process. Whatever procedure you select, Dr. Tandon can walk you through the risks and benefits so you can make a confident choice.

If you live in New Orleans, Metairie, or any of the surrounding communities, Tandon Plastic Surgery is here to help. Contact our practice to learn more about restorative breast surgery. You can also request an appointment by phone.

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Tandon Plastic Surgery supports women battling breast cancer. We offer different reconstruction procedures to meet your needs.

Planning for Reconstruction

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If you know that you will undergo a mastectomy, you can contact our team to start planning your breast reconstruction. We can discuss the proper timing for the reconstruction procedure and your different surgical options. Tandon Plastic Surgery has helped many women from New Orleans and Metairie, LA, with this process and can answer any questions you have.

Tailoring Treatment to Your Needs We Will Work Closely with You

Discussing Goals

During your consultation, Dr. Tandon will go over your aesthetic goals. Based on your needs and the type of mastectomy that was performed, he can review different surgical options that may be right for you.

Patient Education

Flap techniques and other breast surgery options can all sound very confusing at first. Our entire team can answer all of your questions so you feel fully informed and confident when it comes to your surgery.

Individualized Care

You are not just another patient; you matter to us as a person. We want you to feel comfortable and welcome every time you're at the office or corresponding with us. Remember: all of us are here to help 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." Tessica Andrews, 2018, 5-Star Review
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Ravi Tandon, M.D.

Dr. Ravi Tandon is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons who is highly skilled and has trained in the latest breast reconstruction techniques. He is affiliated with various plastic surgery organizations: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons

If you are exploring breast reconstruction during, immediately after, or long after your mastectomy, our compassionate team can help. To learn more about your options, request a consultation online or call our practice at (504) 455-1000.

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