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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery 

Reconstructive plastic surgery is a procedure that is done to repair the parts of the body that might have defects. These defects could be there since birth or could be caused by a disease or an injury. Some common examples of reconstructive plastic surgery include children getting a cleft palate repair, women getting a mastectomy or breast reconstructive surgery. 

Reconstructive surgery means rebuilding a part of your body that has been damaged. It can also be done to restore a body part that was severely injured during a traumatic accident, injury, surgery or disease. For further information, you should contact reconstructive plastic surgery specialists near you.

What happens during reconstructive plastic surgery?

Several procedures come under reconstructive surgery. Some of these include:

  • Breast conditions
    Breast Reconstruction: This procedure is usually done after a mastectomy (a procedure in which all the breast tissues are removed to treat breast cancer). Breast reconstruction is done to restore the original shape of breasts.
    Breast Reduction: This procedure is done for women who have abnormally large breasts. Having large breasts can lead to several problems like back pain, rash underneath the breasts and discomfort. This procedure can also be done in men, it is known as gynecomastia.
  • Limb salvage
    Hand Reconstructive Surgery: Hand surgery is a broad term that refers to all procedures done to restore the proper functioning of the hand. This surgery is done by plastic surgeons and usually deals with restoring hand or finger functioning
    Feet Reconstructive Surgery: Feet surgery is a broad term that refers to all procedures done to restore the proper functioning of the feet. This surgery is done by plastic surgeons and usually deals with restoring feet or toe functioning.
  • Facial Reconstruction
    Jaw Realignment: Jaw restructure surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery, helps in realigning the jaws and teeth to enhance the way they work. It also helps in correcting the deformities of the jawbones. It also improves your facial structure and appearance.

    Facial Reconstruction: This is done when there is a tumor resection on the face. This can also be done when the face goes through extreme trauma after an accident or injury.

  • Wound care

    Wound Grafts: It’s a procedure that is considered necessary for patients who have suffered major burns, trauma or non-healing wounds. Wound grafting is an important reconstruction surgery. It is generally carried out if a body part has lost its protective layer. 

    Skin Grafts: In skin grafts, a piece of the healthy skin will be taken from one part of the body and attached to the injured area. This procedure is most commonly done for amputations or injuries.
    Flap Procedures: In flap surgery, a living piece of tissue is transferred from one part of the body to another, including the blood vessels.

Other common procedures are:

  • Migraine surgery - chronic headache relief
  • Panniculectomy - body contouring
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Craniosynostosis surgery - head reshaping
  • Septoplasty - deviated septum correction
  • Gender confirmation surgeries (transfeminine/transmasculine)
  • Lymphedema treatment

Who qualifies for reconstructive surgery?

Anyone who is suffering from a condition, injury, trauma or deformity in his or her body can get reconstructive surgery. The surgery can be done on any part of the body that is defective. You should look for reconstructive surgery near you if you are thinking about undergoing one. 

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Why would you undergo reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery can be necessary to restore body functioning in some cases. It can help in rebuilding a body part and help the patient live a normal life. Reconstructive surgery can also help in rebuilding confidence and self-esteem. Contact reconstructive surgery doctors near you for this.

What are the benefits?

  • Increase in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Restoration of skin
  • Improvement in skin functionality
  • Restored functioning of body parts
  • Restoration of proper sensation in body parts
  • Better mobility of body parts

What are the risks?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chances of hematoma
  • Loss of sensation or movement in body parts
  • Incomplete healing
  • Formation of blood clots
  • Oedema (swelling)
  • Skin necrosis (the death of skin cells)
  • Fatigue
  • Problems with anaesthesia

Contact reconstructive surgery hospitals near you for more knowledge about the procedure.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

References

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/11029-reconstructive-surgery

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/reconstructive-surgery

When can I return to normal functioning after reconstructive surgery?

You can return to work in a few days or a few weeks after the surgery. It will depend on the type of surgery. Ask your doctor or surgeon about this.

How long does reconstructive surgery take?

It can take anywhere between 1 hour and 6 hours depending on the intensity of the procedure.

How common is reconstructive surgery?

Over one million reconstructive surgeries are performed annually.

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