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:
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.
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:
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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