PRMA Plastic Surgery Performs Record Breaking 7,500th Microsurgical Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Procedure

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Leading breast reconstruction center hits milestone, completing 7,500th microsurgical free flap procedure

SAN ANTONIO, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PRMA Plastic Surgery | Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction in

San Antonio, Texas completed their 7,500th free flap breast reconstruction procedure today. This makes PRMA one of busiest breast reconstruction centers in the world.

Microsurgical free flap procedures represent the state of the art in reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy. The breast tissue removed by a mastectomy is replaced with the patient's own living tissue from another area of the body (lower abdomen, thigh, buttock, etc.) to reconstruct a natural, warm, soft breast. With procedures like the DIEP flap or SIEA flap, sensory nerve reconstruction can also be performed to restore breast feeling after mastectomy.

Many women travel from across the globe to San Antonio for the sought-after DIEP flap procedure. The procedure uses the patient's own abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy. Unlike the more widely known TRAM flap, the DIEP preserves all the abdominal muscles. Only abdominal skin and fat are removed similar to a "tummy tuck". Saving the abdominal muscles means patients experience less pain, enjoy a faster recovery, maintain their core strength long-term, and have a lower risk of complications.

"We are honored to perform today's advanced breast reconstruction procedures on such a large scale," say PRMA co-founder Dr. Steven Pisano.

Founded in 1994, PRMA has grown to include a team of seven microsurgeons with two locations and has performed over 8,900 total breast reconstruction procedures for women worldwide.

"Rebuilding lives after breast cancer is our passion," says co-founder Dr. Peter Ledoux. "It's incredible to see how many lives the practice has impacted since we opened our doors 24 years ago."    

About PRMA PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruction. Procedures offered include the DIEP flap, SIEA flap, GAP flap, TUG flap,fat grafting, vascularized lymph node transfer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. PRMA is In-Network for most US insurance plans and routinely welcomes patients from across and outside the US.

PRMA's Mission We are dedicated to promoting an environment of compassion, concern and support for every patient regardless of social or economic status and regardless of type of insurance. We will strive to not only support the patient and their family but also to support each other as the ever-changing field of medicine becomes more complex. Honesty and integrity, compassion and caring, make up the foundation of PRMA and at no point shall these principles be compromised


SOURCE PRMA Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction

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