Reconstructive Procedures/Trauma Surgery:
Reconstructive surgery is one of the cornerstones of CRS Plastic Surgery, whether it’s breast reconstruction, hand reconstruction, scar revision, or skin lesion treatment, our surgeons are experts in this field. Physical deformities can be the result of cancer, trauma, or genetic and can complicate both the cosmetic and functional aspects of the body.
Our team here at CRS Plastic Surgery understands the physical and emotional suffering one encounters when they have lost physical attributes due to traumatic injury, congenital deformity, or cancer. The good news, however, is that it is possible to restore function and improve your appearance through an array of surgical reconstructive procedures. Both of our surgeons have advanced fellowship training in reconstructive surgery, which allows them to excel in some of the most complex fields of reconstructive surgery, ranging from hand replantation to severe facial traumatic injuries. We are committed to restoring what you have lost so that you can attain improved function and a better appearance with natural appearing results.
The following list of procedures are just some of the many reconstructive surgery options available here at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists.
- Cancer Reconstruction
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Hand Reconstruction
- Microvascular Surgery
- Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery
- Scar Revision
- Skin and Bone Grafting
- Skin Lesions Treatment
Plastic surgery reconstruction procedures designed to rebuild the breasts and repair functional and cosmetic damage caused by various forms of cancer can be performed by our specialists here at CRS Plastic Surgery. Our surgeons have been specialty-trained in reconstructive procedures that can restore what you have lost with natural-looking results.
Breast reconstruction after cancer can help restore confidence in patients who may have felt insecure regarding the appearance of their breasts.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
The peripheral nervous system consists of the motor and sensory nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves provide input to all the facial muscles, the muscles of the upper extremity, as well as the lower extremity. It also provides sensory perception for the entire body. Many people experience pain or numbness due to sensory nerve injuries. Weakness or paralysis can be caused by motor nerve injuries. Patients who experience pain following other types of surgeries such as a hernia repair or a knee replacement can often be helped by one of our surgeons.
Recovery after peripheral nerve surgery will involve common side effects such as swelling, pain, numbness, and sensory and motor deficits. Most patients can make a full recovery from their peripheral nerve surgery within one month, but for others, it may take several months. Staying dedicated to physiotherapy will help with rehabilitation and restoring easy movement.
At CRS Plastic Surgery, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are specialty-trained in a complex field of surgery focusing on repairing small blood vessels and restoring function to the hand. Our surgeons can successfully treat those who have suffered from loss of limbs or fingers, damage to the blood vessels, trauma and crush injuries, nerve damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions.
During recovery from hand reconstruction, patients may experience swelling and other common side effects, which should disappear independently after a week. Patients should focus on limiting the use of their hands to avoid potential injury or complications, as well as taking prescribed medications to help with pain and encourage healing. Over time, patients will slowly gain back full function, movement, and control of their hands.
Microvascular surgery is often used in replantation surgery and hand reconstruction procedures, requiring reconstruction of arteries and veins. Procedures requiring microvascular surgery are utilized in reconstruction procedures using techniques that rely on using the patient’s own blood supply for tissue and bone replantation.
Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery
Patients who are unhappy with the results of a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedure performed elsewhere may consider rhinoplasty revision surgery. Rhinoplasty revision can correct aesthetic or functional problems caused, or not addressed, in a previous nose surgery.
Our plastic surgeons at CRS Plastic Surgery can significantly diminish the signs of scarring and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Advanced methods in treating a variety of scar types caused by burns, injuries, and previous surgery can do wonders for reducing the noticeability of scarring.
Skin and Bone Grafting
Skin grafting involves taking healthy skin from another area of your body to help close a severe wound. Bone grafting is a procedure designed to replace missing bones with substitutes made from natural, synthetic, or artificial materials. These procedures can be highly beneficial to those who have suffered traumatic injury or disease that has caused skin or bone loss.
Skin grafting can benefit those who have suffered large, open wounds from burns or trauma. This procedure is usually pain-free, as patients will undergo general anesthesia during their surgery. While it will take an average of two weeks for the treated area to heal fully, many patients are satisfied with improving the appearance of their damaged skin.
Skin Lesions Treatment
Plastic surgeons at CRS Plastic Surgery work with skilled dermatologists to evaluate skin lesions (superficial skin growths) and determine if they may be a sign of more serious health issues. Treatment plans can be developed for those with either benign or malignant skin growths that can help patients avoid further problems and improve their aesthetic appearance.
Schedule a Consultation for Reconstructive Procedures in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher J. Low, MD, and Dr. Michael C. Cheung, MD, are experts in reconstructive surgery, and they are dedicated and ready to help patients in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. To find out more about our reconstructive procedures or trauma surgeries, schedule a consultation by clicking here or calling 954-466-0325.