The board-certified plastic surgeons at Richmond Plastic Surgery specialize in reconstructive surgery to help children, adolescents and adults correct cosmetic and functional problems caused by birth defects, cancer, and other circumstances. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers reconstructive surgery for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Reconstructive Surgery?
Millions of adults and children undergo reconstructive surgery each year to restore, correct and improve physical function and aesthetics. Reconstructive surgery can be performed by several types of surgeons, but our board-certified plastic surgeons have the education and expertise to balance aesthetics with function. In this way, our surgeons are uniquely qualified to help patients of all ages who require reconstructive procedures.
Richmond Plastic Surgery offers:
- Breast Reconstruction
- Scar Revision
- Cleft Lip
- Skin Cancer Treatment
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
- Melanoma Treatment
Benefits of Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are sub-specialties under plastic surgery. The primary difference between the two is the overall goal of the procedures. Reconstructive surgery:
- Addresses births defects, trauma-related injuries, and issues caused by cancer and other medical conditions
- Improves both function and aesthetics
- Is performed on children, adolescents, and adults
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?
Candidates for reconstructive surgery generally fall into one of two categories:
- Patients who have congenital deformities (birth defects)
- Patients who have acquired deformities caused by disease, infection, aging and accidents or trauma
The most common congenital deformities that are treated with reconstructive surgery are:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Hand deformities
- Abnormal breast development
Acquired deformities include:
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Burn injuries
- Abnormal growths and tumors
- Trauma including facial fractures and lacerations
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Reconstructive Surgery?
Having reconstructive surgery is intended to restore your function and, whenever possible, improve the aesthetics of the treatment area. To achieve the optimum outcomes, you should entrust your care to one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We encourage you to schedule a consultation as a first step.
What Should I Expect During My Reconstructive Surgery Consultation?
Our plastic surgeons value the trust that our patients place in their skills and expertise, so a great deal of time is spent during the consultation to:
- Understand your clinical and emotional needs
- Provide support needed to help you feel confident and comfortable with your decision to have reconstructive surgery
- Share knowledge and information about the outcomes of the procedures, including any secondary procedures that may be required
Will I Have Scars After Getting Reconstructive Surgery?
You will have scars after your reconstructive surgery. We take every possible measure to minimize and hide the scars. Richmond Plastic Surgery also offers treatments for scar revision, and we will recommend these as appropriate.
When Will I See the Results?
Recovery from reconstructive surgery can take some time, so we encourage you to be patient with your body. Your surgeon will explain the recovery process during the consultation appointment.
What Are Possible Complications of Reconstructive Surgery?
Surgery, in general, has risks, but our board-certified plastic surgeons have the expertise needed to reduce your chances of developing complications. We will explain the risks of your procedure during the consultation.
How Long Will the Results of Reconstructive Surgery Last?
The results of reconstructive surgery are considered permanent. Follow-up procedures may be needed in some cases.
How Much Does Reconstructive Surgery Cost in Richmond?
Insurance usually covers a portion of the cost related to your reconstructive surgery. After your consultation, we will explain your out-of-pocket costs. For your convenience, Richmond Plastic Surgery accepts several forms of payment, including financing through CareCredit®.
If you are considering reconstructive surgery for you or your child, entrust your care to Richmond Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.