PRMA Plastic Surgery Hits Milestone, Completing 5,000th Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

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PRMA Plastic Surgery announced today the completion of its 5,000th perforator flap breast reconstruction.

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Breast reconstruction is what we do. Its our passion. We perform perforator flap procedures on a daily basis and that’s why people come to us.

One of the world’s largest and most renowned breast reconstruction centers hit a milestone this week, performing its 5,000th microsurgical breast reconstruction.

San Antonio’s PRMA Plastic Surgery announced its achievement today.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our team,” says PRMA co-founder Dr. Peter Ledoux. “We started out as a two-person practice in 1994. We now have 7 surgeons and are performing state-of-the-art breast reconstruction on a daily basis. We are very blessed.”

PRMA is one of very few centers Worldwide performing such a high volume of complex breast reconstruction procedures known as perforator flap surgery.

“Breast reconstruction is what we do,” says Ledoux. “Its our passion. We perform perforator flap procedures on a daily basis and that’s why people come to us.”

And PRMA’s 5,000th perforator flap patient agrees.

“I came to PRMA because I wanted the best,” says PRMA patient Kathy Elwartowski. “I didn’t want to go to someone who only does these surgeries every now and then.”

Elwartowski traveled from Michigan to San Antonio for the sought-after DIEP flap procedure which uses the patient’s own skin and fat to reconstruct the breasts "naturally" after breast cancer.

There are only about 40 surgeons across the country that perform perforator flap surgery like the DIEP flap on a regular basis.

“We are proud to have such a great team here at PRMA and are looking forward to what the future brings,” says Ledoux.

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, Alloderm One-Step, 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. Connect with other patients in our breast reconstruction community on Facebook.

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