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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive surgery covers a wide variety of procedures that help repair damaged tissue or correct Deaconess - Reconstructive Surgery Plastic Surgeryabnormalities.  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. 
  • Breast reduction:  Also called reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction removes excess breast tissue.
  • Breast lift:  A surgical procedure to lift the breasts, also known as mastopexy.
  • 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.
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty):  Surgery to improve the appearance of upper eyelids; can help correct impaired vision due to sagging skin.
  • Gynecomestia surgery:  Male breast reduction.
  • Panniculectomy:  A surgical procedure to remove hanging skin and fat from the lower abdomen to create a smoother abdominal contour.  (Differs from abdominoplasty/tummy tuck in that abdominal muscles are not tightened during a panniculectomy.)
  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction:  In some cases of skin cancer, surgery may be recommended to remove a cancerous growth.  Specialized techniques can not only successfully remove the cancer, but also improve the appearance of the surgical site.
  • 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. 
Dr. Shaikh is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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