Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is a branch of plastic surgery that offers health, comfort and confidence to victims of disease, injury, burns and congenital conditions. Unlike cosmetic surgery, which is primarily concerned with aesthetics, reconstructive surgery aims to improve a patient's functional ability as well as their physical appearance.

For example, when treating a burn victim, a reconstructive surgeon seeks to improve the patient's flexibility and ease of movement while minimizing any scars. Breast reduction surgery, another common reconstructive procedure, is just as critical for relieving a woman's back and neck pain as it is for improving her proportions.

Many reconstructive procedures, including breast reduction, are covered by your insurance, as long as certain criteria are met. Your surgeon can discuss this with you in more detail during your consultation.

Temple's board-certified reconstructive surgeons strive to offer the most up-to-date surgical techniques in this rapidly advancing field.

Temple's Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers the following reconstructive procedures:

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).