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Plastic surgery improves a person’s restored appearance and improves function through the reconstruction of facial and body tissue due to illness, trauma or congenital abnormalities.
Plastic surgery is the broad term that includes cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery reshapes the body to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Reconstructive surgery is performed to reshape abnormalities caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection or disease.
Surgeons in the Wellstar Surgery Network perform both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries to treat various conditions. The American Board of Plastic Surgery also recognizes several sub-specialty areas including: burn, craniofacial, hand, micro, and pediatric plastic surgery.
Wellstar’s plastic surgeons have extensive training and experience reconstructing deformities of the face and body. These surgical experts help patients who have experienced trauma, burns, disfiguring disease or have birth disorders that caused defects.
Plastic surgeries typically fall into four general categories: body, breast, face, and skin. Some common procedures include: