Plastic surgery generally falls into two broad categories: reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive plastic surgery is done to correct disfigurements caused by birth defects, injuries, or disease. Its main purpose is to restore the function of a damaged or defective part.
There is, admittedly, an overlap between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, for reconstructive surgery is also often done to improve the patient’s appearance. Pinning back protruding ears, for instance, both makes the patient’s ears more attractive and helps to address a birth defect.
Common Examples of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Some of the most common types of reconstructive plastic surgery are breast reduction surgery and post-bariatric surgery. In breast reconstructive surgery, the breast tissue is reshaped in a way that reconstructs the shape and/or size. Many men come to our office seeking reconstructive surgery for enlarged breasts. During this procedure, excess tissue can be removed and reshaped in order to achieve a more masculine appearance in the chest area.
Another common procedure is post-bariatric surgery, which involves the removal of excess skin. This is commonly requested after patients have lost a great deal of weight. After massive weight loss, many people are left with excess skin that hangs over certain body parts. During reconstructive plastic surgery in the form of post-bariatric surgery, our surgeon can address this issue.
Finding a Reputable Surgeon
Dr. J. Anthony Stephens specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Having been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, he is the go-to surgeon in the Baton Rouge area for cosmetic plastic surgery as well as reconstructive plastic surgery. He has the skill and expertise needed to perform a variety of surgical procedures.
Contact Our Office Today
Make an appointment at the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD to see if reconstructive plastic surgery can benefit you. Sit down with Dr. Stephens and ask whatever questions you may have as you determine which specific procedure can help you. Surgery is the only way to correct certain defects, and Dr. Stephens and his team can guide you throughout the entire process.
The office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD is located in Baton Rouge. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for reconstructive plastic surgery.