Drs. Thomas Horn, John Paletta, Joe Campbell, Patrick J. Buchanan / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery uses a multifaceted approach to surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation, and we are the only group in the region which specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction. By using minimally invasive techniques combined with the latest innovations in surgical technique we’re able to provide patients with multiple options to achieve the outcome that they desire.

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Drs. Thomas Horn, John Paletta, Joe Campbell, Patrick J. Buchanan / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery uses a multifaceted approach to surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation, and we are the only group in the region which specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction. By using minimally invasive techniques combined with the latest innovations in surgical technique we’re able to provide patients with multiple options to achieve the outcome that they desire.

APPROACH

Dr. JP: My primary goal when meeting with a patient for the first time is to make sure their experience is fully catered for them. My job as a surgeon is to listen to each patient’s wants and needs, understand their goals, and discuss every option available so that together we can work toward the most optimal outcome for each individual.

Dr. TH: The relationships I build with my patients are developed over time, and they have put their trust in me. When we understand the patient’s desires, this assures we can strive for the best possible outcomes. My philosophy has always been that my patients are my top priority, and satisfactory surgical outcomes start with excellent patient care and communication.

WHEN AND WHY

Dr. PB: My practice is a blend of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, so I meet patients at every age and stage of life. I specialize in body contouring procedures; 360 liposuction, ‘Around the World’ drainless tummy tucks, Mommy Makeovers, and much more. We also routinely perform surgical facelifts to provide a natural, refreshed look with age-defying results. Nothing gives my surgical staff and myself greater joy than sending a patient home with exactly what they wanted aesthetically, and newfound confidence in their appearance.

OUTSTANDING PERSON

Dr. PB: I had a patient who was a hero and had served his country for 32 years in the National Guard when he was in a tragic car crash. It was one of the worst injuries I had ever seen and it was just at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many other doctors would have just taken the easy route of amputation, but I felt strongly that I could save his hand. He agreed to put his faith in me and he stayed the course through several surgeries and is now doing therapy to regain the use of his hand. His quality of life is now assured because he stayed dedicated to doing what was needed.

OUTSTANDING technology

Dr. JC: In 2020, Dr. Buchanan (who specializes in complex hand/wrist and microsurgical reconstruction) founded the Savannah Aesthetic Institute, LLC, and used his extensive research background to create De Novo, a serum to drastically reduce the appearance of scars. We also have microsurgical breast procedures that allow for patients to have a reconstructed breast entirely of their own tissue, while avoiding some of the complications of earlier techniques. Our group has pioneered this in the area with over 200 microsurgical breast reconstructions performed.

Learn more about Dr’s. John Paletta, Thomas Horn, Joe Campbell, Patrick J. Buchanan and The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery:
Savannah, GA • 912.355.8000 and mycosmeticsurgeon.md

 


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