What is reconstructive plastic surgery?

Also known as: plastic and reconstructive surgery, reconstructive procedures.

Plastic surgery refers to any surgical procedure intended to improve the appearance of a body part. And reconstructive plastic surgery refers to the type of plastic surgery specifically intended to repair a body part or parts with structural defects. These can occur due to birth defects, diseases, infection, injury or for other reasons.

Reviewed by: Chad A Perlyn, MD

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