Reconstructive surgery

Surgery to restore function or normal appearance by reconstructing defective organs or parts

Merriam Webster

Reconstructive surgery is, in its broadest sense, the use of surgery to restore the form and function of the body; maxillo-facial surgeons, plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists do reconstructive surgery on faces after trauma and to reconstruct the head and neck after cancer. Reconstructive surgeons use the concept of a reconstructive ladder to manage increasingly complex wounds. This ranges from very simple techniques such as primary closure and dressings to more complex skin grafts, tissue expansion and free flaps



How is Reconstructive Surgery defined?

Plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery refers to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore bodyparts to look normal, or to change a body part to look better. These types of surgery are highly specialized. They are characterized by careful preparation of the patient's skin and tissues, by precise cutting and suturing techniques, and bycare taken to minimize scarring. Recent advances in the development of miniaturized instruments, new materials forartificial limbs and body parts, and improved surgical techniques have expanded the range of plastic surgery operations that can be performed. .