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.