Baptist Medical Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgery is the branch of medicine that focuses on repairing or reconstructing physical defects of form or function. This can include the skin, the musculoskeletal system, cranio-maxillofacial structures, hands, extremities, breasts, trunk and external genitalia.
Often plastic surgery is confused with cosmetic surgery. Rather, plastic surgery has a much broader scope because it encompasses both reconstructive and elective aesthetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery rebuilds an area of the body after an injury, disease or another type of surgery. An example of this is breast reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
Aesthetic surgery is performed to improve normal appearance and is an elective procedure. Many patients who choose to have aesthetic surgery are not medically required to have the surgery. An example of this is a rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a nose job) in which the form of the nose is reconstructed or corrected.
What Do Baptist Medical Group Plastic Surgeons Do?
The plastic and reconstructive surgeons of Baptist Medical Group cover the full spectrum of plastic surgery – from cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to hand and laser procedures. Baptist Medical Group plastic surgeons use aesthetic surgical principles to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures, and also in all reconstructive procedures.
All of the Baptist Medical Group plastic surgeons are skills in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation. They also manage complex wounds, use implantable materials, and conduct tumor surgery as needed.
Specific services provided by Baptist Medical Group plastic surgeons include:
- Cosmetic procedures
- Reconstructive procedures
- Hand surgery
- Laser procedures
- Skin care