Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery procedures correct skin or body deformities. Many board-certified plastic surgeons focus on cosmetic plastic surgery, but also treat patients who need reconstructive surgery. The articles in this Consumer Guide give you in-depth information about reconstructive surgery techniques, recent advances, reasons for reconstruction, and the most commonly performed procedures.

What You Need to Know about Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

From the consequences of injuries to cancer, from birth defects to dental issues, there are many reasons for reconstructive surgery. This article provides detailed information on the reasons for reconstructive surgery and the role of plastic surgery.
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Breast Reconstruction Clinical Trials

Here we provide a list of current breast reconstruction clinical trials from the U.S. National Institutes of Health database.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can improve your self-esteem and body
image after breast cancer surgery. Find out more about breast reconstruction.

Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Repair

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Cleft lips and cleft palates are birth defects that affect childrens' ability to eat speak, hear, breath and socialize, but cleft palate repair and cleft lip repair can help restore normal function. Cleft surgery also improves appearance and boosts self-confidence. Find out more about the benefits of cleft surgery in this article.

Face Transplant

On the cutting edge of surgical procedures, face transplant represents a major advance in medical science. This procedure has the potential to change the lives of people who have been severely disfigured by trauma or illness. So far, eight face transplants have been performed in the U.S and abroad.
Learn more about advances in face transplant.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery is consistently one of the top five most popular reconstructive procedures performed in the U.S. These reconstructive surgeries are aimed at correcting functional and cosmetic problems in the hands and fingers. Find out more about the many different reconstructive hand surgeries and the painful problems they correct by reading this comprehensive article.

Wartime Plastic Surgery

Wartime has an impact on the field of reconstructive plastic surgery. Injured soldiers often require a combination of experts in a variety of fields. This article discusses plastic surgery needs and activities associated with wartime injuries.
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Reconstructive Surgery Trends

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