Plastic surgeons perform more than one million reconstructive procedures every year. Reconstructive surgery helps patients of all ages and types – whether it's a child with a birth defect, a young adult injured in an accident, or an older adult with a problem caused by aging.
Reconstruction of a breast is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast.
TRAM flap reconstruction is performed to restore breasts after breast cancer and mastectomy. The technique is named after the transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous muscle that is used to recreate one or both breasts.
Plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through the injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.
Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of a skin growth and examining its cells under a microscope. It can be treated by a number of methods, depending on the type of cancer, its stage of growth, and its location on your body.