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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Deaconess - Reconstructive Surgery Plastic SurgeryReconstructive surgery covers a wide variety of procedures that help repair damaged tissue or correct abnormalities.  These problems can be present from birth, or can result from traumatic injuries or disease.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 1 million reconstructive procedures are performed each year.

Our services include:

  • Breast reconstruction:  Commonly performed after or during breast cancer surgery (mastectomy), this surgery helps restore one or both breasts to near their normal shape, appearance, symmetry and size. Techniques utilized include tissue expanders and breast implants as well as patient’s own tissue. 
  • Symmetry procedures after breast cancer: This includes breast reduction, breast lifts, and fat grafting to improve breast symmetry. 
  • Burns, scar revision:  Several different treatments can help minimize the appearance of burns and other types of scars including keloids. 
  • Chronic wounds and pressure ulcer:  Surgical treatment including skin grafting, tissue expansion and flaps, including microvascular free tissue transfer. 
  • Skin cancer reconstruction:  Reconstruction after skin cancer resection, including complex facial reconstruction after Mohs excision.
  • Skin tumors, cysts and masses
  • Tissue expansion:  A process that works with the body to grow extra skin for use in breast reconstruction, burn/scar reconstruction and more. 
  • Trauma: Bony and soft tissue facial trauma, such as automobile accidents, dog bites, etc. 
  • Orthopedic trauma reconstruction: Soft tissue coverage for complex orthopedic fractures/trauma and limb salvage, including microvascular free tissue transfer.
  • Targeted muscle re-innervation for phantom limb pain in amputees: Peripheral nerve transfer surgery to help with phantom limb pain.

If you are interested in any of these procedures, call 812-426-9235.

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