Reconstruction of breasts that have been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available for women today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to a natural breast. Frequently, breast reconstruction starts immediately following breast removal (mastectomy).
Women with very large breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight. Breast reduction surgery can alleviate issues such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and breathing problems. Breast reduction surgery is also an excellent option for women who feel extremely self-conscious about having large breasts.
Dramatic advances have been made in recent years for treating patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects of the hand. Plastic surgeons are at the fore-front of these treatments, and serve as specialists whose major interests are improving both hand function and appearance.
Reconstructive surgery for skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported every year, and the incidence rates are rising faster than any other type of cancer. While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent of all cases appear on the face, head, and neck, where they can be disfiguring — as well as dangerous.