Reconstructive surgery is surgery designed to repair the body. It is usually performed for the purpose of returning function to the body, but can also be used to improve the appearance of a person. Reconstructive surgery is usually done to correct an abnormality. Please review our most commonly performed reconstructive surgical procedures and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Panniculectomy (Tummy Tuck)
The purpose of a panniculectomy is to remove hanging fat and skin, as one would have after losing a massive amount of weight. This procedure can be done by itself or as part of a tummy tuck, depending on the patient’s condition. Panniculectomy is different from abdominoplasty, in that abdominoplasty tightens the muscle as well as removes excess skin and fat, but a panniculectomy is performed only to remove excess skin and fat. People suffering from obesity or those who recently experienced a massive weight loss are the best candidates for panniculectomy. It may also be an option to correct for post-pregnancy issues.
Reduction Mammoplasty (Breast Reduction)
Removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts. Overly large breasts can cause some women to have both health and emotional problems. In addition to self image issues, you may also experience physical pain and discomfort.
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
Can be either a functional or cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid. When an excessive amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to improve peripheral vision. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always done for cosmetic reasons, to improve puffy lower eyelid "bags" and reduce the wrinkling of skin.