This surgical procedure aims to restore the shape and appearance of the breast after mastectomy, often due to breast cancer. Tissue reconstruction techniques use the patient’s own tissue, such as muscle and fat, or implants to recreate the breast, while aesthetic reconstruction focuses on achieving a natural look and feel.
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Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
Cleft lip and palate are congenital birth defects affecting the facial structure. Surgical reconstruction is performed to repair the separation in the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth. These procedures correct speech and feeding difficulties, ensuring normal facial aesthetics and function.
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Other Birth Defects
A submental lipectomy removes localized fat deposits under the chin, corrects muscle laxity and may be combined with neck skin tightening procedures to significantly improve neck contour. While there are a number of variations on the procedure, the most common method involves a small incision made underneath the chin. The fat in this region is removed through liposuction or directly excised. Muscles are tightened, and a small amount of skin may be removed. The result is a more youthful-looking neck with better contour.
Consult your Associates in Plastic Surgery surgeon to determine which neck procedure is right for you.
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Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Following the removal of skin cancer, reconstructive surgery aims to restore both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the affected area. Techniques may include skin grafts, flaps, or tissue expansion to ensure proper wound closure while minimizing scarring. The goal is to preserve skin function and appearance post-surgery.
In each of these medical scenarios, surgical reconstruction procedures play a crucial role in improving patients’ quality of life, whether by restoring physical appearance, function, or both.
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