Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is usually performed to improve function, but it may be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive plastic surgery involves:

1. Rejoining what is seperated:
a. By nature: Clefts of lip & Palate & other deformities prevalent at the time of birth (Congenital)
b. By trauma: Replantation (Re-attachment) of severed body parts (Legs, hands, fingers, scalp)

2. Reconstructing what is Lost:
a. Following tissue removal for various cancers
b. Following accidents
c. Following Burns

3. Microsurgery:
Plastic surgeons use state of the art technique of microsurgery to transfer tissue for coverage of a defect when no local tissue is available. Free flaps of skin, muscle, bone, fat, or a combination may be removed from the body with its blood vessels, moved to another site on the body, and reconnected to a blood supply by suturing arteries and veins as small as 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter.

To view the different types of Reconstructive Surgeries, please click on the links below