Where Innovative Techniques Meet Compassionate Care
Walking into Dr. Stephen Delatte’s new plastic surgery facility located at 100 Drury Lane in Lafayette is like walking into a beautiful, high-end spa. You feel welcomed, and you’re greeted by warm and genuinely friendly staff members and doctors who are ready to answer any questions and concerns with years of expertise behind them.
Dr. Delatte is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery after many years of study, residencies, and countless awards and accolades. Since starting his practice in 2005, Dr. Delatte has been performing the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures dealing with clinical problems ranging from comprehensive aesthetic rejuvenation to complex reconstruction for congenital, traumatic, and cancer-related deformities.
Around here he is known for his community involvement with breast cancer awareness and his amazing work aiding survivors with a breast reconstruction surgery that actually doesn’t require implants. Dr. Delatte and his team of doctors and staff pride themselves on being able to offer patients an innovative reconstructive option called a DIEP flap surgery. It’s a type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), as well as the skin and fat connected to them, are removed from the lower abdomen and transferred to the chest to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy without the sacrifice of any of the abdominal muscles.
The facility’s management team feels as though what sets them apart from other plastic surgery facilities is the group of amazing people they get to call their staff. The doctors and staff collaborate as an entire team who genuinely just wants to help people. The facility, partnered with Park Place Surgical Hospital where the surgeries take place, is proud to offer the DIEP; it’s very innovative and takes two doctors to perform. Dr. Delatte works directly with Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire on the reconstructive surgeries. So far, Drs. Delatte and St. Hilaire have performed over 700 DIEP surgeries together.
Breast Reconstruction Education Center, only 23% of women know the wide range of breast reconstruction options available, only 22% of women are familiar with the quality of outcomes that can be expected, and only 19% of women understand that the timing of their treatment for breast cancer and the timing of their decision to undergo reconstruction greatly impacts their options and results.
Locally, Acadiana Bra Day is a charitable fundraising event that will be held Friday, October 18, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Rock N’ Bowl Lafayette. It’s a 1970’s themed event and event-goers are urged to don their best 1970’s attire with awards for best-dressed male/female on the line. You can donate individually to the cause, register as a bowling team of 6 for $500, or enjoy the open bar and food with admission of $40 per person. Breast cancer survivors get in free to the charitable event and must RSVP. 20% of all proceeds go to the plastic surgery foundation for research and 80% will stay local and go to Miles Perret Cancer Services and provide free mammograms for patients who can’t afford scans.
Another service of considerable importance offered at the new location is the CO2RE Intima Treatment. It’s a non-surgical, quick, comfortable, in-office procedure that aids intimate wellness. Loss of vaginal tone can happen as a side effect of chemo, natural childbirth, and aging. Intercourse can become painful and itching or burning can occur, making intimacy very unpleasant. Dr. Delatte’s office considers the treatment “one of the other sides of self-care.” According to their staff, it’s something people may not know much about after dealing with hormonal changes, but it is very important to healthy intimacy wellness and relationships, and a problem that they can help patients effectively with.
The combination of experience, genuine care for wellbeing, collaboration with local charities and a beautiful new facility appears to be just the right combo for Dr. Delatte and his staff to continue their work in helping area patients with any plastic surgery and skin care needs. For more information on charitable events they collaborate with such as BRA Day, follow the Delatte Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Specialists Facebook page or visit their website at www.DrDelatte.com.