Are you a candidate for cosmetic surgery?

​In general, you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you are a nonsmoker and are physically and emotionally healthy. You should continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and understand the risks, inconvenience, discomfort and financial costs prior to making a decision to have cosmetic surgery.

Be sure to speak with your surgeon about your complete medical history. This helps ensure that you don’t have any conditions that will severely complicate the surgery.

Reconstructive surgery

There are a variety of reconstructive surgeries, including:

  • Breast
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Facial skin cancer
  • Basal cell
  • Squamous cell
  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction (including DIEP flaps)
  • Partial mastectomy defect reconstruction
  • Melanoma

General reconstruction

  • Skin reduction following massive weight loss (panniculectomy, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, etc.)
  • Coverage of problematic and chronic wounds
  • Pressure sore coverage
  • Scar revision

Peripheral nerve

  • Acute injuries on the upper and lower extremities
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Trauma
  • Facial fractures
  • Mandible fractures
  • Facial soft-tissue injury and secondary deformities
  • Hand fractures
  • Hand tendon injuries