Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgery has the goal of restoring function and form to the body. Unlike most surgical specialties, it is not confined to one organ system or body part. Instead, plastic surgery repairs, reconstructs and replaces physical defects involving:

  • Skin and soft tissue
  • Head and neck
  • Facial structures
  • Trunk and extremities
  • Hand
  • Breast
  • Peripheral nerves

According to the American Medical Association, the two types of plastic surgery are defined as follows: Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Aesthetic and reconstructive procedures performed by plastic surgeons at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center include:

Aesthetic Body Contouring

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast augmentation revision
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Lower body lift
  • Upper arm lift
  • Thigh lift

Aesthetic Facial Surgery

  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Forehead lift
  • Ear surgery
  • Chin implants
  • Cheek lift

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Breast reduction
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia
  • Facial trauma
  • Laceration repair
  • Scar revisions
  • Keloids
  • Skin grafts
  • Burns
  • Skin lesions and cancer
  • Tissue expansion
  • Complex hernias
  • Wound care
  • Diabetic foot neuropathy

Hand Surgery

  • Carpal tunnel (wrist)
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Trauma

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if plastic surgery is right for you.