Reconstructive surgery of the body is an essential part of Plastic surgery. During the training of a plastic surgeon, a great number of hours are dedicated to perform reconstructive surgery on abnormal structures of the body. These problems can be the result of birth malformation, infectious processes, surgical treatments, cancer treatments, burns or accidents in general.
Body reconstruction is highly specialized. These surgeries are characterized by careful preparation of the patient’s skin and tissues, by precise cutting and meticulous suturing techniques, and by care taken to minimize scarring and donor tissue morbidity. Body reconstruction may involve reconstructing the bone frame as well the soft tissue that covers it – skin, fat and muscle.
Body Contouring: What You Need to Know
- Body contouring, or body sculpting, refers to surgical procedures that improve the appearance of skin and tissue after major weight loss.
- Body contouring surgeries can include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin in the lower abdominal region), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and excisional body lifts, such as a lower body lift, arm lift (brachioplasty), inner thigh lift or buttock augmentation.