Plastic surgery can enhance your physical appearance, but it is also used in corrective surgeries. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, a skilled plastic surgeon can help you restore form or function to parts of your body that may have been affected by disease, trauma, or congenital conditions. From the initial consultation to post-operative care, our plastic surgeons can help you achieve the aesthetic or functional results you want.
The Role of a Plastic Surgeon in Corrective Surgeries
Corrective surgeries, also known as reconstructive or remedial surgeries, can be used to restore form, function, or both to parts of the body that are negatively affecting the patient’s well-being. Here are some of the responsibilities that plastic surgeons have during corrective surgeries:
Before surgery, our plastic surgeons will schedule an initial patient consultation and assessment. During this time, you can express your concerns, symptoms, and goals. After diagnosing your condition, your surgeon will provide you with treatment options. They can help prepare you for the treatment process by providing details on the surgery and recovery. They may also be able to provide you with details or visuals that can help prepare you for the surgery and set realistic expectations for your results.
After your assessment, your surgeon will carefully plan your reconstructive surgery. You and your surgeon will discuss your individual needs and goals and the risks and benefits of different surgical techniques to decide on the option that is best for you. Our surgeons at Somerset Plastic Surgery have access to 3D imaging and computer-assisted planning that help them plan and execute your surgery. These tools can improve the accuracy of procedures, minimize invasiveness, and reduce recovery times. Our surgeons use advanced surgical technology to help enhance procedure outcomes and patients’ overall experiences.
After the initial assessments and planning, your surgeon will conduct the actual surgery. Our surgeons have over 40 years of combined experience with plastic surgery. The main goals of corrective surgeries are different than cosmetic surgeries, as corrective surgeries are not solely focused on aesthetics. Many corrective surgeries are done to restore functionality, like patients who undergo rhinoplasties to correct deviated septums and improve their breathing. Our plastic surgeons can also work with other surgical and medical specialists for corrective procedures. If you get a mastectomy, the mastectomy itself will likely be done by another specialist, but our surgeons can perform the breast reconstruction procedure.
Following your surgery, your surgeon should provide you with comprehensive post-operative care. Your post-operative needs are often determined by the type of surgery you receive. During this care, your surgeon will monitor your recovery and give you instructions for pain management, wound care, and other aspects of recovery. Following these instructions can help you heal faster and make the process more comfortable.
Corrective Surgeries We Offer at Somerset Plastic Surgery
At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we offer plastic surgery procedures for cosmetic and corrective purposes. Some corrective surgeries we offer include face, body, and skin procedures. Here is more information about some of these procedures:
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is one of our most common plastic surgery procedures. We can complete it for cosmetic purposes, but we can also do it to correct injuries, congenital issues, or other issues that affect your breathing, such as a deviated septum. Rhinoplasties are typically done in outpatient surgical facilities. They can last for one to two hours and can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help improve patients’ vision by lifting drooping eyelids that obstruct their sight. BOTOX or a facelift can also be done to raise the eyebrows, making it easier for patients to see. These treatments can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles or dark circles on the face. A blepharoplasty can be completed within 45 minutes to a few hours in our office with local anesthesia. Our surgeons make small incisions in inconspicuous areas along the face or natural folds in the eyelids to help them blend in seamlessly.
Breast reconstructions are standard corrective procedures that do not restore function but reconstruct a breast following a mastectomy procedure. This procedure can help restore patients’ confidence following a mastectomy and create a natural appearance. A breast reconstruction can be done at any point after a mastectomy. Some are even completed immediately after the mastectomy in the same surgery.
Make an Appointment With Somerset Plastic Surgery
The plastic surgeon has many responsibilities during corrective surgery. After the initial patient assessment and discussion of your options, they perform your corrective surgery. Afterward, they direct your post-operative care to make sure the healing process is as comfortable as possible. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we provide corrective and cosmetic procedures to empower patients to look and feel their best. Schedule a free consultation with one of our surgeons today to learn more about your correct surgery options.