An operation that is performed to minimize the cosmetic and functional impairment form cancer surgery.
Surgery, the object of which is to restore proper function to some part of the body. May be attempted to treat both impotence and incontinence.
surgery performed on atypical structures of the body, cause by congenital problems, developmental differences, trauma or injury, infections, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a “normal” appearance (per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
Serving to rebuild, restore, or correct the appearance and function of defective, damaged, or misshaped body structures or parts.
See breast reconstruction.
surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
The surgery to rebuild part of the body that has been damaged or defective from birth.
Operation to rebuild a part of the body that has been removed or damaged (for example, breast reconstruction).
Using plastic surgery to create a "new" breast after the mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). The reconstruction of the breast can frequently be done during the same operation when the breast is removed, using several different procedures.
Surgery that is done to reshape or rebuild (reconstruct) a part of the body changed by previous surgery.
Surgery to build a breast replica after removal of the natural breast; two types are tissue expander and tram flap.
Surgery to restore as much function or appearance as possible. Reconstructive surgery following mastectomy would be used to rebuild tissue to replace the breast.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma or injury, infection, tumors, or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.
Reconstructive surgery is in its broadest sense the use of surgery to reconstruct damaged or malformed tissues or organs.