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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is a distinct area of plastic surgery which differs from cosmetic surgery. While the goal of cosmetic surgery is to enhance or alter the normal appearance, the goal of reconstructive surgery is to reconstruct something abnormal to achieve a more normal appearance. Such abnormalities can be congenital or acquired. Examples of congenital deformities include cleft lip and palate, extra fingers and toes, webbed fingers, and skin growths, for example, strawberry patches or giant hairy nevi (moles) etc.

Acquired deformities span a broad range of abnormalities which have developed due to trauma, cancer, or other disease. Some examples of these deformities include Head and neck cancer, Oral Cancer, Breast cancer, skin tumors, burn scars, facial injuries, hand injuries, and amputations. Plastic surgeons perform a wide variety of surgeries to restore function and to correct the appearance of deformity. This is accomplished in a number of ways. Common procedures include skin grafting, flap surgery, microsurgery, and various other procedures.

Skin grafting

Skin grafting is a technique performed to replace damaged or unhealthy skin. It involves moving a section of skin from one part of the body to another part. This technique is commonly used to cover large open wounds or to replace skin damaged because of a burn injury. The place where the skin was taken from is allowed to heal spontaneously on its own.

Flap surgery

Flap surgery is a step up and substantially more complex and sophisticated than skin grafting. Flap surgery involves moving layers of tissue (usually skin, fat, muscle, and even bone) and its associated blood supply from one area of the body to another. This can be in the same region, utilizing a regional flap, or it can be done from a distant part of the body; anywhere from head to toe. If the tissue or “flap” is brought from a distance, the blood supply usually has to be divided and reconnected by use of the operating microscope and microsurgical techniques.

Reconstructive Microsurgery

Reconstructive Microsurgery is a special area of plastic surgery which describes any surgery performed under the magnification of an operating microscope. Microsurgery is used, as described above, for transfer of tissue from one part of the body to another distant part of the body for reconstruction. It also has many other applications. Plastic surgeons use the assistance of the microscope to repair severed nerves ,blood vessels and to reattach amputated body parts including fingers and toes, even entire limbs ,avulsed scalp. We use Microsurgical skills to reconstruct defects created as a result of Breast ,Head & Neck and oral cavity Cancer etc to give optimum functional out come in such patients.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

In conjunction with the BLK Cancer Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has developed a Comprehensive Breast Program for patients afflicted with maladies of the breast.

Breast reconstruction is an essential step in the care for modern breast cancer patient, affording both physical restoration and psychologic closure after ablative interventions.

This program focuses primarily on reconstructive efforts for women with carcinoma of the breast. Reconstructions with own tissue in the form of flaps and breast implants with or without acellular dermal matrices are offered by our team. By teaming with surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiotherapists, our surgeons evaluate each patient's case and individualize each treatment plan.

The comprehensive breast program has also extended its services to women with non-oncologic breast disease such as breast hypertrophy and congenital malformations and to male patients.

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