There's no question that one of the reasons cosmetic surgery grows in popularity each year is the potential it holds to enhance a person's appearance. We see the evidence of that on television, in magazines and on the Internet all the time. But there is another reason people turn towards plastic surgery for help: to repair or restore appearance or bodily function. Also known as reconstructive surgery, these procedures correct issues patients suffer from as a result of disease, congenital problems or injuries. Some examples of procedures that would fall under this category include repair of birth defects such as clefts lip or palate; burn care; laceration repair; and breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. But, of course, there are many more.
If you are search for a surgeon to handle your reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, bring these questions with you to the initial meeting:
- What are the risks associated with this surgery?
- Can I see before-and-after images of another person who has had this procedure done?
- How likely am I to be happy with the results of this surgery?
- What type of anesthesia will you use?
- How long can I expect the recovery to take?
- If my insurance doesn't cover this procedure, how much will it cost?
If you have questions about a procedure, give us a call. We're always happy to discuss your options for improved function and the repair and enhancement of appearance cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can offer. Set up an appointment today.