Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is, in its broadest sense, the use of surgery to restore the form and function of the body, although maxillo-facial surgeons, plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists do reconstructive surgery on faces after trauma and to reconstruct the head and neck after cancer.

Other branches of surgery (e.g., general surgery, gynecological surgery, pediatric surgery, cosmetic surgery) also perform some reconstructive procedures. The common feature is that the operation attempts to restore the anatomy or the function of the body part to normal.

Reconstructive plastic surgeons use the concept of a reconstructive ladder to manage increasingly complex wounds. This ranges from very simple techniques such as primary closure and dressings to more complex skin grafts, tissue expansion and free flaps.

Cosmetic surgery procedures include breast enhancement, reduction and lift, face lift, forehead lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), laser skin resurfacing (laser resurfacing), chemical peel, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), reconstruction liposuction, nasal reconstruction using the paramedian flap, as well as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

Many of these procedures are constantly being improved. Recent literature in medline also has noted implementation of barbed suture in these procedures.

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... Surgery need never be considered for genetically male (XY) infants because the excess androgens do not produce anatomic abnormality ... However, surgery for severely virilized XX infants is often performed and has become a subject of debate in the last decade ... The purposes of surgery have generally been a combination of the following To make the external genitalia look more female than male To make it possible for these girls to participate in normal sexual intercourse ...
Bradford Cannon
... Walter Bradford Cannon, was a pioneer in the field of reconstructive surgery, specialising in burn victims ... He was the first chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and is credited with saving the lives of thousands of ... Surgical Society, the New England Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons ...
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... Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is a one-year fellowship open to otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons who wish to specialize in the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the head ...
G. F. Strong Centre - Patient Services - Arthritis
... diagnosed with systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and/or associated reconstructive surgery. 55% of patients enter the program following reconstructive surgery ... Have a diagnosis of rheumatic disease or related reconstructive surgery Be medically stable Have sufficient cognition, motivation and endurance adequate to benefit from ...

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