What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive Surgery
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What are common reconstructive surgeries?

Reconstructive surgery is done to improve the function and appearance of a part of the body that was damaged by trauma. It can also be done because of a condition that someone was born with or developed while growing up.

Common reconstructive surgeries include:

  • Breast reconstruction.
  • Burn reconstructive surgery.
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate repair.
  • Facial trauma repair.
  • Gender-affirming surgery.
  • Skin cancer removal.

Why is reconstructive cosmetic surgery done?

This is typically done to improve a visible scar, skin condition, or malformed body part caused by an injury, a surgery, a disease, or a birth defect. These problems can affect your day-to-day life, including your job, your relationships, and your self-esteem.

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