Reconstructive Surgery Mobile, AL
Dr. Randy Proffitt is an Alabama board-certified plastic surgeon who performs several procedures in reconstructive surgery. These procedures are designed to not only improve the function of parts of the body but to restore aesthetic form as well.
Reconstructive surgery procedures can repair trauma to the body, correct a congenital defect or remove different forms of cancer or growths.
Breast reconstruction is performed for women who have battled breast cancer and lost one or both breasts in a mastectomy. These women have some options if and when they decide to undergo surgery to rebuild the breast mound.
One common breast reconstruction procedure is implant-based. Using saline or silicone breast implants, Dr. Proffitt is able to recreate the breast, adding fullness and projection. In your consultation with Dr. Proffitt, you will discuss your aesthetic goals and he will help you decide among the implant options. Aside from the decision between saline and silicone, implants vary greatly in size, shape, and feel, among other factors.
Breast reconstruction is also frequently performed using tissues from the patient’s own body. In this case, Dr. Proffitt uses the Free TRAM/DIEP flap breast reconstruction technique. For both of these procedures, tissues from the abdomen are tunneled under to the chest wall to recreate the breast.
For both types of breast reconstruction, some revision procedures may be necessary. The nipple is also often reconstructed at a later time.
Hand surgery procedures are designed to restore function and form to hands or fingers that were either damaged or exhibit a loss in mobility due to a congenital defect.
Dr. Proffitt frequently performs hand surgery to correct carpal tunnel, Rheumatoid arthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture, and Syndactyly. In these cases, he may employ a variety of techniques including flap or skin grafting.
No matter what hand surgery he performs, Dr. Proffitt’s goal remains the same—to improve the mobility of the hand and to restore as much of the aesthetic appearance as possible.
Corrective Laser Surgery
Dr. Proffitt performs laser surgery using a CO2 laser in his Mobile plastic surgery practice. Most commonly, laser surgery is performed to remove growths like warts and other lumps and bumps on the skin. It can, however, also have a smoothing and tightening effect on the skin.
When the laser’s focused energy targets the problem area of the skin, it penetrates to the deepest layers heating the collagen. The result is a great decrease in the visibility of the skin ailment and an improved tone of the skin.
Scar Revision Treatments
Scars can appear from a variety of different factors and not only have an aesthetic effect but may impede normal functions. In his office in Mobile, Dr. Proffitt performs scar revision procedures to reduce the appearance of the scar and improve the mobility of the skin.
Using a variety of techniques, Dr. Proffitt may make incisions to remove a scar at or below the surface of the skin or may shave down a raised scar to make it even with the skin’s surface. In some cases, skin flaps or grafts may be used when nearby tissue is insufficient to repair a scar. The purpose of scar revision is not to completely remove a scar, but to replace it with one that has an improved appearance and movement.
Skin Cancer Removal
Dr. Proffitt also can work to remove many types of skin cancer in his practice. Using a technique called Mohs microsurgery, Dr. Proffitt removes the affected tissue layer by layer, examining it. When the infected tissue has been removed, he will close the incision.
Mohs microsurgery is a popular and widely used technique because its cure rate is so high—96-99%. Though cancerous cells are removed, the surgery does not guarantee that a recurrence is not possible.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Proffitt to learn more about any of these types of reconstructive surgery in Mobile, please call 251-344-0322.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Randy Proffitt to anyone who is seeking to have this done. They are an awesome professional staff. The Consultation is very in-debt. He lets you know how things will go from start to finish. No hidden info or fees, surgery date and time on point. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff & the staff @ Providence Hospital who assisted also me. I really can’t say enough about him & his staff. All of my follow-up visits were very informative & less than 30 mins. I will give them 10 (????) thumbs up. Look him up, call him, you won’t go wrong.
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