Reconstruction

Reconstruction Specialist
Your outward appearance affects how you feel about yourself more than you might care to admit. Visual reminders of birth defects, illness, and injuries maybe be keeping you from enjoying the life you deserve. Reconstructive plastic surgery has the ability to transform scars, offering you renewed confidence and self esteem. Santa Barbara physicians Dr. Julio Soares and Dr. Marc Soares find reconstructive surgeries to be some of the most rewarding work they do at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. Call or go online to schedule a consultation and find out if reconstructive surgery is right for you.

Reconstruction Q & A

Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery

What Can Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fix?

Reconstructive surgery improves the ability and appearance of parts of the body that are impaired or disfigured. Trauma, infection, tumors, and disease can alter the body in ways that impair function. Also, some patients have developmental abnormalities or birth defects they want to improve.  Reconstructive surgery includes:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Laceration repair
  • Upper and lower extremity reconstruction
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Scar and burn improvement
  • Facial fracture repair
  • Reconstruction after skin cancer removal
  • Pressure ulcer repair
  • Treatment of chronic wounds

Is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Different From Cosmetic Surgery?

It’s easy to confuse reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.  Both plastic and cosmetic surgeons have the power to change your appearance.  Each type of surgery requires the skill of a specialized practitioner, like Dr. Marc Soares, for optimal outcomes.

Cosmetic surgery, which requires balance and symmetry, focuses entirely on enhancing your aesthetic appearance. This type of surgery is elective and includes procedures such as BotoxⓇ, facelifts, and breast augmentation.

Plastic surgeons focus on reconstructing damaged or defective parts of the body. Breast reconstruction and scar revision are among the most common plastic surgery procedures.  Education for plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are very different, though some training categories overlap. Board-certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Soares, are required to complete an additional residency in plastic surgery.

Is Reconstruction Right For Me?

At the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Soares wants every patient to be completely satisfied with their reconstructive plastic surgery results. Before deciding on surgery, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have I asked enough questions about the procedure?
  • Do I know exactly what to expect from surgery?
  • Am I considering surgery for myself and not to please others?
  • Have I given surgery a great deal of consideration?
  • Am I fully realistic about the results that reconstruction can offer?
  • Am I prepared for the recovery from surgery?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a good candidate for reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Soares ensures that every patient fully understands what surgery involves, including the risks and recovery process. To schedule a consultation, call the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery or schedule your appointment online.

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