Plastic Surgery at Houston Physicians' Hospital
Plastic surgery is a type of surgery dealing with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of a number of parts of the body. Plastic surgery is primarily intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature. Our plastic surgeons possess a comprehensive knowledge of the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, replantation, and free tissue transfer. In order to provide the best surgery, our plastic surgeons utilize their exceptional surgical judgement and technical expertise.
Types of Plastic Surgery
While plastic surgery can be performed on almost any area of the body, there are two main types of this surgery:
- Elective (cosmetic)
- Elective surgery can be performed on almost every part of the body. It involves the aesthetic enhancement of the body or re-shaping of normal tissue to improve appearance. Common areas for elective surgery include the stomach, nose, arms, and breasts. In general, elective procedures are not medically necessary and insurance may not cover the expense of the surgery.
- Reconstructive plastic surgery aims to improve function, and it can be performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, or trauma. Reconstructive plastic surgery is used for various situations, like after car accidents, fires, major weight loss, and more.
Symptoms Plastic Surgery Can Treat
While plastic surgery is usually elective and used for cosmetic reasons, reconstructive plastic surgery can be used to treat the following symptoms:
- Birth defects
- Deformity following a severe injury
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain in the back
Plastic surgery can enhance both the physical and mental well-being of a patient. While reconstructive plastic surgery is acceptable for all ages, keep in mind that there are age restrictions placed on many elective plastic surgery procedures.
Houston Physicians' Hospital Plastic Surgery
At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we stay with you during every step of your plastic surgery. Our highly skilled plastic surgeons possess the tools and knowledge necessary to perform safe and effective plastic surgery procedures. We provide consultations with our physicians, so any questions or concerns you may have can be answered by our expertly trained staff. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we strive to provide exceptional care for our patients. Our team is dedicated to understanding a patient’s wants and needs in order to provide outstanding results.