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Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

What is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

Reconstructive Plastic surgery is done to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injury, disease or aging. It is mainly done to improve body function but may also be done to enhance the appearance. Cosmetic Surgery is an extension of Reconstructive Plastic surgery which is done for an improvement in appearance.

Problems and Conditions that are treated with Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions which fall into following categories.

  1. Congenital: Congenital conditions are those present at birth.
  • Cleft lip and Palate

Fused area of lip and palate are repaired using local flaps and grafts.

  • Vascular Anomalies such as birthmarks

For capillary malformations or “Port wine stains” – Laser therapy is effective.

Arterial and venous  malformations may be treated with embolization and lasers

  • Craniofacial Conditions

Wide range of cranial and facial deformations such as craniosynostosis are corrected through Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Prominent Ears, Constricted Ears & Microtia

Reconstructive surgery is used to correct all manner of ear defects. Otoplasty is used for prominent or constricted ears and for Microtia autogenous ear reconstruction is done.

  • Hypospadias This method is used to correct urethra in baby boys through soft tissue reconstruction.
  1. Acquired: Acquired conditions are those that develop or occur after birth.
  • Cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery

Cancer conditions such as skin cancer, breast, head & neck and sarcoma are treated through reconstructive and micro surgery such as excision, closure and flap reconstruction.

  • Burns

Plastic Surgeons are primary clinicians involved in the resuscitation, surgical treatment and reconstruction of patients who have suffered burns.

  • Infections

Surgery is used to treat severe infections and repair the surrounding area.

  • Trauma Reconstructive surgery is crucial in the treatment of trauma and Injury. Treatment of open fractures of the lower limb is also common as like surgery to repair soft tissue injuries of the face.
  • Hand Surgery

Conditions that affect the hand including nerve compression, paralysis, arthritis, ganglions and Dupuytren’s Contracture .

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