Reconstructive Surgery in Tucson

Alloderm and Strattice

Alloderm and Strattice are products that are frequently used when a patient requires extra support for the soft tissue that is compromised. To support internal body structures, Dr. Alfaro can implant tissue sheets of Alloderm or Strattice. Techniques using Alloderm and Strattice can be used in many plastic surgery procedures, especially breast surgery.

Breast Reconstruction

Through breast reconstruction, plastic surgeons can restore breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy, closely matching the removed breast. It is now possible for surgeons to perform the procedure immediately following mastectomy, so a patient can wake up with a new breast in place. There are also many new techniques to meet the needs of different patients, including advanced tissue flaps and different types of breast implants.

Burn Reconstruction

Burn reconstruction includes a variety of treatments. The techniques involved vary from an injection to a more extensive flap surgery.

In addition to correcting the appearance of skin damaged by burns, burn reconstruction performed by Dr. Alfaro may also restore lost function to the area. Surgery can also prevent the onset of infection and diseases that such a break in the skin can leave you susceptible to.

Hand Surgery

In hand surgery, Dr. Alfaro can treat patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects. Both function and appearance can be improved. A wide range of hand problems can be treated, especially injuries to the skin, bones, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and even the joints.

Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, dupuytren's contracture and syndactyly can be treated.

Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Tumors of the head and neck can be devastating, affecting both appearance and function. Dr. Alfaro performs head and neck cancer reconstruction to help preserve normal function and normal appearance.

The doctor may utilize a variety of techniques to remove the defect while preserving maximum tissue. Common techniques include excision with tissue sparing, or advanced methods in endoscopic surgery and laser assisted surgery.

Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction with the lat flap technique involves the transfer of skin, tissue and blood vessels from the upper back to the breast mound. It is performed after mastectomy, i.e. surgical removal of the breast and cancerous breast tissue.

This technique is one of several techniques performed by Dr. Alfaro in Tucson. As an integral part of breast cancer treatment, the lat flap procedure can help restore a normal, feminine shape.

Scar Revision

Plastic surgeons perform scar revision to help minimize a prominent scar. There are many different ways to accomplish this, depending on the severity of the scar. From minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedures or injections, to skin grafts and flaps, scar revision procedures vary widely.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer may appear anywhere on the body that has been regularly exposed to the sun. It is especially common on the face and neck. For men and women in Tucson who have a skin cancer lesion, Dr. Alfaro can surgically remove the growth while minimizing scarring from surgery.

Tissue Expansion

Tissue expansion is a highly useful reconstructive surgery technique that plastic surgeons perform for patients who lack sufficient tissue for their reconstructive needs.

Dr. Alfaro can perform tissue expansion during a variety of reconstructive procedures at our Tucson plastic surgery practice.