It can also be used to correct congenital defects. Depending on the severity of the damage or defect, reconstructive surgery may be able to restore function to the treated body part while also improving its appearance. 

Restore body parts damaged by disease or injury

If you have sustained a traumatic injury or disease that has affected the function or appearance of some part of your body, you may be interested in resolving the issue with surgery. Reconstructive surgery can be used to correct a wide array of injuries and other damages. If you have undergone a mastectomy or a breast reduction, reconstructive surgery can rebuild and restore the breast or breasts to their previous shape. 

A reconstructive procedure is sometimes required or recommended after a cancerous lesion is removed. A cleft lip or palate can be repaired. Areas commonly treated include:

  • The breasts
  • Facial features
  • The feet and hands
  • The back
  • The abdominal area 
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Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is common after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Whether your surgery was recent or several years ago, reconstructive surgery can be used to restore your breast to a near-normal shape and appearance. Breast reconstructions are usually performed in one of two ways:

  • Implant-based: This usually requires two separate operations. During the first procedure, your surgeon will place a tissue expander that will gradually be filled with saline, making space for the implant. The implant replaces this tissue expander in the second surgery. 
  • Flap reconstruction: This procedure uses tissue from other parts of your body, such as your thighs, abdomen or back to reconstruct the breast. 
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How long does reconstructive surgery take?

Reconstructive surgery is highly individualized and is tailored to suit your unique circumstances and goals. Before your surgery, you and your surgeon will go over your medical history, your goals, and any questions or concerns you may have.

We will provide you with all the information needed to prepare for your surgery. Reconstructive surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. The anesthesia used will depend upon the details of your surgery and your personal preferences.

Will I need to take time off from work?

Again, this depends on the details of your personalized procedure. In most cases, you should plan to take it easy for a few weeks. We will provide you with information on what to expect, as well as detailed instructions to help make your recovery process as rapid and comfortable as possible. 

Professional and attentive care at Radiance by Roller

Dr. Paine and her team are here to help you achieve your goals. Whether your goals are cosmetic or functional, or a combination of the two, we will go above and beyond to make sure we not only meet your expectations but exceed them. From the minute you enter our office, we will make you feel comfortable, cared for, and welcome. Contact us today to find out more about reconstructive surgeries.

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