Who has Reconstructive Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is helpful for those with abnormal structures of the body, caused by birth defects (eg. cleft-lip and palate deformities), hand deformities such as syndactyly (webbed fingers), or extra or absent fingers, developmental abnormalities (eg. large, sagging breasts due to genetic deformity or hormonal disease), trauma or injury, infection, tumours, or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Burn wounds, lacerations, growths, and aging problems are considered acquired deformities. Sometimes a patient may need a procedure that is aesthetic in nature but is performed to restore function. For example a patient of paralysis may have an asymmetrical look and for correction needs a balancing facelift.
Reconstructive surgeries are usually covered by insurance. Remember to talk about it in detail with our staff and your insurance provider.