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Reconstructive Surgery in Florida

Whether through disease or injury, people are often faced with abnormalities that require surgery to correct. Reconstructive surgery can be performed on nearly any area of the face or body to provide patients with a renewed sense of confidence, positive outlook on life and even restored functionality.

What is Reconstructive Surgery?

Reconstructive surgery involves using a variety of techniques to reform or reshape certain areas. A surgeon may use augmentation, which involves the use of implants, to “fill in” or enhance sunken in areas. Breast augmentations are regularly performed on women who have had one or both breasts removed due to cancer. A fat transfer can provide a similar effect and involves removing fat cells from one area of the body and replacing them in another. Some other common reconstructive surgery techniques include:

  • Scar revision, the removal of raised or unusually large scars.
  • Skin grafts, operations in which skin is removed from one area of the body and then placed on another.
  • Tissue expansion, which involves inserting a balloon underneath the skin to encourage new tissue growth.
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate repair, procedures that close openings in the lip or palate.
    Hand surgery, which is performed to restore use of the hand and/or fingers.

How is Reconstructive Surgery Performed?

That will depend a great deal on the type of procedure(s) you are having. Many are performed under general anesthesia, which causes you to fall into a deep slumber. Others may require only local anesthesia to numb a particular area during surgery. You could require more than one procedure to achieve the results you desire and could, therefore, undergo both general and local anesthesia.

Am I a Good Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?

You are the only one who knows how certain abnormal features make you feel. If you are considering reconstructive surgery to enhance your own self-esteem, doing so may greatly benefit you. On the other hand, if you are trying to please someone else, your efforts may or may not be successful. Many people who undergo reconstructive surgery are surprised to learn that others do not always react positively to it. As such, you should carefully examine your motives before making a decision.

It’s also important to think about your overall health and the extent of surgery that’s required. Reconstructive surgery is almost always recommended when it improves health, as is the case with cleft lip/cleft palate repair or hand surgery. In the case of a breast reconstruction, you might need to wait until you are completely finished with treatment first.

How much Does Reconstructive Surgery Cost?

Your cost will vary based on the type of procedure(s) you require. Our surgeons will provide you with a close estimate during your consultation. Many types of reconstructive surgeries are also covered by insurance, so you should speak with your carrier to find out what, if any, benefits are available.

There have been a number of advances in cosmetic surgery procedures over the past few years, including those performed for reconstructive purposes. This means individuals suffering from an injury, disease or birth defect can obtain relief more effectively than ever before. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon today!