John T. Lindsey MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery

4228 Houma Boulevard - Suite 500 | Metairie, LA 70006 | Phone: (504) 885-4508 | Fax: (504) 885-4508

Dr. John Lindsey

    Dr. Lindsey is an active member of the East Jefferson General Hospital medical staff, where he does complex reconstructive cases. In 2012, he served as Chairman of the Medical Staff Appropriateness of Care Committee which oversees quality of care throughout the institution. He was also elected Vice Chief of Staff that year.

    In 2013, Dr. Lindsey served as Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee which oversees policies and functions as well as operational matters at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was also elected Chief of Staff at East Jefferson General Hospital that year and was also recognized as the Physician of the Year. He continues to serve as the associate editor for The Medical Journal of East Jefferson General Hospital.

    Dr. Lindsey continues to serve as a trustee on the Board of Governors of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the largest regional society in the United States of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He serves as editor of its newsletter.

    Dr. Lindsey continues as associate clinical professor of surgery at Tulane University where he participates in the didactic and clinical training of the plastic surgery fellows.

    Board Certifications

    • FLEX, June, 1985
    • American Board of Surgery - 1993
    • American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1996
    • Added Qualifications Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Surgery - 1996
    • Recertification, American Board of Surgery, - 2002
    • Recertification, American Board of Surgery, - 2011
    • Recertification, American Board of Plastic Surgery, - 2004
    • Recertification, Added Qualification Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Surgery - 2004

    Education

    • 1978-1981 - University of Georgia, Athens GA (major - physics and chemistry)
    • 1981-1985 - M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    • 1985-1991 - General Surgery Residency, Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA
    • 1991-1993 - Plastic Surgery Residency, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • 1993-1994 - Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Orthopedics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX.

    Professional Organizations

    • Fellow American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Plastic Surgery
    • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

    Publications

    • Lindsey, J. T., Conservative Augmentation with Periareolar Mastopexy Reduces Complications and Treats a Variery of Breast Types. Ann. Plast. Surg. 64: 516-521, 2010
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    • Lindsey, J. T., Five-Year Retrospective Review of the Extended SMAS. Ann. Plast. Surg. 62: 492-496, 2009
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    • Lindsey, J. T., Integrating the DIEP and Muscle-Sparing (MS-2)  Free TRAM Techniques Optimizes Surgical Outcomes:  Presentation of an Algorithm for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Based on Perforator Anatomy. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 119: 18-26, 2007
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    • Lindsey, J. T., Importance of the Periareolar Approach in the Augmentation of Ptotic Breast. Ann. Plast. Surg. 48: 460-463, 2002
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    • Lindsey, J. T., The Case Against Medial Pectoral Releases: A Retrospective Review of 315 Primary Breast Augmentation Patients. Ann. Plast. Surg. 52: 253-256, 2004
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Dr. Lindsey's News

Submuscular placement of breast prostheses

Dr. Lindsey suggests submuscular placement of breast prostheses for most patients desiring breast enhancement.  The submuscular placement of breast prostheses affords smooth contour and a soft feel for most women undergoing augmentation mammoplasty.  This is due to the additional soft tissue coverage that submuscular placement affords.

Submuscular placement can also result in a decreased incidence of capsular contracture and allows improved monitoring of the breasts with mammography.

Submuscular placement, however, does not require release of the pectoral muscles from the sternum, as has been suggested by previous authors.  Careful lifting of the muscle provides excellent results with less internal manipulation.

To review this technique further, please review Dr. Lindsey’s article on the case against pectoral releases in patients undergoing augmentation mammoplasty.

The Case Against Medial Pectoral Releases: A Retrospective Review of 315 Primary Breast Augmentation Patients
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Acellular dermal matrix simplifies and improves implant-based breast reconstruction

Acellular dermal matrix is a biologic material that is implanted in the chest wall area to allow and facilitate implant-based breast reconstruction following mastectomy. This material is processed human dermis, which allows implantation of a permanent breast prosthesis or tissue expander at the time of mastectomy. In the past, tissue expanders were routinely required. Although delivering good results, the expansion process was prolonged and somewhat uncomfortable for many patients.

This new material allows for a quicker and much more normal restoration of breast form and size and foreshortens the reconstructive process.

Most patients are candidates for this improved type of breast reconstruction. Patients excluded include smokers, those who have a history of radiation to the chest wall, and those who have collagen vascular disease.