For patients who suffer from deformities resulting from birth, traumatic injury or cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery may help. Reconstructive surgery typically is performed with two goals in mind: restoring function and improving appearance.
Plastic surgeons who perform reconstructive surgery often have special expertise in plastic surgery for a particular area of the body, such as the face, breast, trunk, upper and lower extremities, or hands.
At Cleveland Clinic, multispecialty patient care teams include specialists from the Department of Plastic Surgery; the Hand and Upper Extremity Center; the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dentistry and General Surgery; the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic; the Craniofacial Clinic; the Melanoma Clinic; and the Breast Center. These patient care teams offer hope for patients in need of reconstructive surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
Reconstructive options after breast cancer surgery
Repair of post surgical or traumatic deformities
Eliminating pain and restoring function
Reconstructive surgery of all areas of the Head and Neck
Body contouring after significant weight loss
Reconstructive options for cleft lip and palate, vascular malformations, and congenital craniofacial conditions
Treatment and surgical options to help minimize appearance of scars
Wound repair and treatment to restore function and sensation