Correcting deformity and trauma with reconstructive plastic surgery in Oakland and the SanFrancisco Bay Area
There are more than 1 million reconstructive surgery procedures performed in the United States each year. The main reasons people seek reconstructive plastic surgery include birth defects or deformities that may inhibit daily living activities, medical needs and traumatic injuries. Reconstructive plastic surgery procedures correct skin or body deformities and repairs the function and appearance of a specific body part or feature defect.
Reconstructive plastic surgery can help repair the part of your body that is affected by any of these issues. The term “plastic” surgery derives from the Greek plastikos, meaning to mold or to shape, thus plastic surgery means “molding or shaping surgery.” A board-certified plastic surgeon is able to treat patients who need reconstructive surgery and focus on their cosmetic and medical needs.
Dr. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. can develop a treatment plan to correct the function and appearance of the trouble areas for you.
Burn victims may often require a reconstructive plastic surgery treatment plan to assist in the healing and repair of this traumatic injury. A plastic surgeon can perform procedures to reduce the appearance of scars or continue improving the appearance after an injury.
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Plastic surgery for foot reconstruction is available to improve functions of the foot for people who may have bunions, tumors, webbed or hammertoes even extra toes on the foot.
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Hand Surgery and Therapy
Reconstructive plastic surgery of the hand is a common surgical procedure for patients with pain or limited mobility of the wrist, fingers, hand and forearm. This surgery can repair issues brought about by an illness, birth defect or trauma injury of the hand and are corrected with reconstructive plastic surgery and therapy.
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Pressure Sore Reconstruction
Pressure Sore Reconstruction surgery is done to repair a skin ulcer. Several surgical options are available for pressure ulcers, including direct closure, skin grafting and skin flaps. Most pressure sores are reconstructed with skin from the upper thigh and buttock region.
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Abdomen and Thorax Reconstruction
Excessive weight loss and pregnancies can leave unsightly loose skin and fat around the waist. Exercise and diets can help tone the abdominal muscles, but they don’t do too much for the excess of sagging skin. Abdominoplasty reconstructive surgery, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, can remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
Thoracoplasty reconstructive surgery is used to aid in the repair of acquired or congenital chest wall defects. This surgery option uses flaps from the thoracic area or chest wall to correct deformities caused by mediastinitis, radiation injury or scars and deformities due to trauma to the chest wall.
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For people who have been severely injured such as in a car accident, reconstructive surgical techniques can aid in the repair of unappealing lacerations and bone injuries in almost every part of the body. Reconstructive plastic surgery techniques can also reduce the appearance of scars for individuals who have been injured.
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