Top 5 Reconstructive Plastic Surgeries

Plastic surgeons are not just for facelifts and liposuction. Their skills can be used for vital reconstruction due to deformities, trauma, cancer and other maladies. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons compiles a statistic report each year on the top procedures completed in the field, including the top reconstructive plastic surgeries. Here the top five surgeries completed in 2016 for patients needing reconstructive work.

  1. Tumor removal. By far, removing tumors is the most frequently performed reconstructive surgery. This includes skin cancer tumors and many other types of benign and malignant tumors on the body, with over 4.4 million plastic surgery procedures completed in 2016.
  2. Laceration repair. Carefully repairing lacerations (not facial) accounted for 253,361 reconstructive plastic surgeries. Deep lacerations require the experience of a plastic surgeon to repair the tissue and reduce deformation.
  3. Maxillofacial surgery. 202,688 surgeries were performed to repair head, jaw or face maladies. Reconstructing broken facial bones due to trauma and correcting birth defects on the face/head fall into this category.
  4. Scar revision. Any laceration, burn or trauma to the skin can leave a scar, some that can be disfiguring. 181,190 reconstructive surgeries were completed for scar revision in 2016.
  5. Hand surgery. The hands are very complex and can need the expertise of a plastic surgeon when reconstruction is necessary. 135,250 plastic surgeries were performed in 2016 for hand reconstruction.

If you or a family member are in need on reconstructive surgery, choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in this field for the best results. For facial issues, you will want a facial plastic surgeon that has extensive experience in reconstructive surgery to ensure the procedure is performed exceptionally.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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