Beyond Aesthetics – Cosmetic Surgery that Repairs
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
There’s no question that one of the
reasons cosmetic surgery grows in popularity each year is the potential it
holds to enhance a person’s appearance. We see the evidence of that on
television, in magazines and on the Internet all the time. But there is another
reason people turn towards plastic surgery for help: to repair or restore
appearance or bodily function.
Also known as reconstructive surgery,
these procedures correct issues patients suffer from as a result of disease,
congenital problems or injuries. Some examples of procedures that would fall
under this category include repair of birth defects such as cleft lip or
palate; burn care; laceration repair; and breast reconstruction after a
mastectomy or lumpectomy. But, of course, there are many more.
If you are searching for a surgeon to handle your reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, bring these questions with you to the initial meeting:
· What are the risks associated with this surgery?
· Can I see before-and-after images of another person who has had this procedure done?
· How likely am I to be happy with the results of this surgery?
· What type of anesthesia will you use?
· How long can I expect the recovery to take?
· If my insurance doesn’t cover this procedure, how much will it cost?
If you have questions about a procedure, give us a call. We’re always happy to discuss your options for improved function and the repair and enhancement of appearance cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can offer. Set up an appointment today.