“Reconstructive surgery does more than enhance a patient’s feature; it gives patients a new lease on life by restoring something they lost. In most cases, reconstructive surgery changes something that was beyond a patient’s control, giving them the sense that they can take charge of their life and make positive changes.” – Dr. Norman Rappaport
Reconstructive Surgery Houston
It is estimated that more than one million reconstructive procedures are performed by plastic surgeons every year. Reconstructive surgery helps patients of all ages and types. The goals of this surgery differ from those of cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, injury, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a more normal appearance.
Patients seeking reconstructive surgery fall into two basic categories: those who have congenital deformities or birth defects, and those with acquired deformities as a result of accident, infection or disease. Although no amount of surgery can achieve perfection, modern treatment options allow plastic surgeons to achieve improvements in form and function thought to be impossible just ten years ago.
How can Reconstructive Surgery Improve Your Appearance?
The most common reconstructive procedures performed by Dr. Rappaport include:
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Ear pinning or otoplasty
- Hand surgery to treat injury
- Scar revision
Usually, health insurance policies will consider the cost of reconstructive surgery a covered expense. Check with your carrier for make sure you’re covered and to see if there are any limitations on the type of surgery you are planning. Dr. Rappaport will work with you to get pre-authorization from the insurer for the needed procedure.
Reconstruction surgery can be more complex, due the various factors that might be involved with this type of procedure. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon experienced in reconstructive surgery to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Rappaport brings decades of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to the operating table. He will work to help you determine the best procedure and technique to give you the results you are hoping to achieve. To learn more, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at 713-790-4500.