Reconstructive Surgery

Generally speaking, reconstructive surgery repairs problems with the body caused by congenital defects, physical developmental issues, injuries, tumors or disease.

Reconstructive surgery can involve some cosmetic procedures, as well as:

  • Breast implant removal: Implants should be removed or exchanged every 10-15 years. They should also be removed any time the outside shell ruptures and the silicone leaks out.
  • Cleft lip and palate repair: When a child's upper lip or roof of the mouth is incompletely formed, it requires surgery. It will help their ability to speak, eat, hear and breathe.
  • Congenital anomalies: These are conditions where a condition present at birth deviates from the normal structure and function of the body. Many of these can be repaired through plastic surgery.
  • Craniosynostosis: When the joints in an infant's skull fuse too early, this can result in a misshapen head and added pressure on the brain. This surgery will correct the shape and allow the brain to expand normally.
  • Jaw-straightening surgery: This can make teeth fit together better and treat obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Microsurgery: This procedure repairs blood vessels and nerves less than a few millimeters in diameter. It's typically used for complex reconstructive surgery.
  • Migraine surgery: Migraines can compress and irritate nerves and blood vessels around a patient's head. These compression points are released during surgery.
  • Septoplasty: Correcting a deviated septum can help patients improve their breathing. It can help treat excessive snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Skin cancer removal: Depending on the lesion, there are several different ways to remove skin cancer and repair the damage. Your doctor will help you find the one right for you.