Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Our team here at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group understands the physical and emotional suffering one goes through when they have lost physical attributes due to traumatic injury, congenital deformity, or disease. The good news is, the field of reconstructive surgery has advanced with incredible speed over the last few decades. It is now possible to restore function and improve your appearance through an array of surgical reconstruction procedures that can enhance your livelihood and increase your self-esteem.
Reconstruction surgery is one of the cornerstones of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Our distinguished plastic and reconstructive surgeons have trained in a variety of specialties at some of the most respected medical institutions in the world, including Harvard University, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Canada’s McGill University and University of Toronto, and the Gloucester Royal Hospital in Gloucester, England. We operate several “Centers of Excellence” within LIPSG that have a distinct focus on reconstruction and plastic surgery restoration. These include the Burns and Complex Wound Management Center, the Breast and Body Cosmetic Surgery Center, the Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair Center, the Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center, and the Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction Center. Our surgeons excel in some of the most complex fields of surgery known to the medical community. We are committed to restoring what you have lost so that you can attain better function and an improved appearance with natural-looking results.
The following list of procedures are just some of the many reconstructive surgery options available here at our Long Island and Manhattan practice. Please click the corresponding links to read about these procedures in even greater detail, and contact the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Plastic surgery reconstruction procedures designed to rebuild the breasts and repair functional and cosmetic damage caused by various forms of cancer can be performed by our specialists here at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Many of our surgeons have been specialty-trained in reconstructive procedures that can restore what you have lost with natural-looking results.
Burn and Wound Care
Having established the Burn Center at Nassau University Medical Center, plastic and reconstructive surgeons at LIPSG are known throughout the community for their successes in procedures designed to restore function and appearance in victims of traumatic burn injury. Our Burn and Complex Wound Care Center also helps patients who require limb reattachment, treatment for animal attacks, and reconstructive surgery for conditions resulting from disease, tumors, infection, and other causes.
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
The Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Center offers comprehensive, effective treatment for cleft lip and palate repair. Our center utilizes a team of experts from an array of medical and surgical fields to ensure children attain the best possible functional and aesthetic results with minimal time spent in the hospital.
Our Facial Reanimation and Peripheral Nerve Repair Center here at LIPSG is respected throughout the region for its successes in treating patients with facial paralysis. Patients can attain life-changing surgery designed to restore facial function after experiencing paralysis caused by stroke, Bell’s Palsy, tumor, injury, and other conditions.
Flap reconstruction surgery is typically utilized in breast reconstruction procedures. Our doctors can rebuild a breast lost to mastectomy or other causes using tissue from your own body. The results can provide you with effective restoration of the breast with results that appear natural.
With tissue expansion, patients who require breast reconstruction can attain effective and natural-looking results with a procedure designed to create excess skin in the breast area. This excess skin can be developed to form a pocket for a breast implant that provides patients with a new breast that looks natural and beautiful.
At the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group’s Microsurgery and Hand Reconstruction Center, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are specialty-trained in a complex field of surgery focusing on repairing small blood vessels and restoring function to the hand. Our surgeons can successfully treat those who have suffered from loss of limbs or fingers, damage to the blood vessels, trauma and crush injuries, nerve damage, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions.
Innnovative maxillofacial surgery procedures can help those who suffer from aesthetic and functional problems affecting the face and neck area. Patients who have experienced injury, congenital deformity, and disease can achieve cosmetic improvement in the facial area that can dramatically increase their self-confidence about the way they look.
Microvascular surgery is often used in replantation surgery and hand reconstruction, procedures requiring reconstruction of arteries and veins. This complex field of surgery is has been the focus of some of our LIPSG plastic and reconstructive surgeons for years. Procedures requiring microvascular surgery are utilized in reconstruction procedures using techniques that rely on using the patient’s own blood supply for tissue and bone replantation.
Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery
Patients who are unhappy with the results of a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedure performed elsewhere may consider rhinoplasty revision surgery, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, here at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group. Rhinoplasty revision can correct aesthetic or functional problems caused, or not addressed, in a previous nose surgery.
Our plastic surgeons at LIPSG can significantly diminish the signs of scarring and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Advanced methods in treating a variety of scar types caused by burns, injuries, and previous surgery can do wonders for reducing the noticeability of scarring.
Skin and Bone Grafting
Skin grafting involves taking healthy skin from another area of your body to help close a severe wound. Bone grafting is a procedure designed to replace missing bones with substitutes made from natural, synthetic, or artificial materials. These procedures can be highly beneficial to those who have suffered traumatic injury or disease that has caused skin or bone loss.
Skin Lesions Treatment
Plastic surgeons at LIPSG work with skilled dermatologists to evaluate skin lesions (superficial skin growths) and determine if they may be a sign of more serious health issues. Treatment plans can be developed for those with either benign or malignant skin growths that can help patients avoid further problems and improve their aesthetic appearance.
For more information on our reconstructive surgery procedures, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.