There are two types of plastic surgery being offered the patients today, cosmetic and re- constructive. In addition to those, there are actually many different sub-specialties associated under these two main categories. Most people are quite familiar with cosmetic surgery, as it has become the more popular of the two in recent years. But, what do you know about reconstructive surgery?
There are various situations in which reconstructive plastic surgery would be necessary. Functional impairments that are caused by burns, traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities, infection or disease, or removal of cancers or tumors would require reconstructive surgery. Each case like this warrants reconstructive plastic surgery to take place and this type of surgery can positively affect the outcome of the person’s way of life.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is mainly used to repair functional impairments and second to that is to try and restore some normalcy to the patient’s appearance. A few common procedures that are performed quite frequently include breast reconstruction, cleft lip and palate surgery, contracture surgery, and creating a new outer ear when one is absent. There are also many other re-constructive surgery procedures that can and have been done, though these are just a few of the most common ones performed.
Dr. Kim is a plastic surgeon providing his expertise to the Beverly Hills area. For more information please visit Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery.