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Reconstructive Surgery in Dayton, OH

The benefits of plastic surgery extend beyond just improving one’s appearance, as it can also be used to reconstruct nearly any area of the body that has been affected by the disease, birth defect, or trauma. A variety of reconstructive surgical procedures are offered here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons for the men and women in Dayton, Centerville, Beavercreek, and Kettering in Ohio.

What Is Reconstructive Surgery?

Reconstructive surgery is a category of plastic surgery that includes procedures to restore damaged areas of the face or body. This type of surgery can be performed to improve the appearance or to restore lost functioning in certain parts of the body such as the hands. Reconstructive procedures are among the most customized ones we provide since each patient has his or her own unique needs.

The types of reconstructive surgery procedures we offer here include:

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Reconstruction

Hand Surgery

Earlobe Repair

Benefits of Reconstructive Surgery

The benefits of reconstructive surgery vary by procedure, but may include:

  • An increase in self-esteem
  • Restoring normal function, making it easier to perform everyday tasks
  • Being customized to fit your needs
  • Natural-looking results
  • Being fully or partially covered under a medical insurance plan

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?

A number of factors will determine whether or not you qualify for reconstructive surgery, including your health, and medical prognosis.

What do I Need to do Before Reconstructive Surgery?

We discuss each procedure thoroughly during the consultation phase, and that is also when pre-operative instructions will be provided.

What Should I Expect on the Day of my Reconstructive Surgery?

Some procedures can be performed on an inpatient basis, meaning you will be able to leave once your surgery is complete. Others require an overnight hospital stay, which is usually the case if you are having general rather than local anesthesia. More details will be given after your consultation, so you will know fully what to expect before you ever decide to go ahead with surgery.

How Long Does it Take to Perform Reconstructive Surgery?

This depends on the extent of reconstruction. Hand surgeries tend to last only about an hour or so, while breast reconstructive procedures could take several hours. Some reconstructive surgeries need to be completed in stages, in which case you could need more than one operation scheduled several weeks apart.

What to Expect After Reconstructive Surgery

There could be some swelling and discomfort after your procedure, which you can easily manage with over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. After a more extensive procedure, you might have difficulty getting around, and could, therefore, need someone to help you at home until you fully recover.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Reconstructive Surgery?

This will depend on the exact procedure. When scars are inevitable, our board-certified surgeons do everything they can to minimize or disguise them so that they will not be overly obvious. Alternately, we also offer scar revision procedures to help eliminate unsightly scars when it is not possible to avoid them.

When Will I See the Results?

No two people heal in the same way, nor will they undergo exactly the same procedure. As such, it is not possible to determine exactly when you might see results. In some cases, results are noticed immediately, while other times they become visible over the ensuing weeks or months.

How Long Will the Results of Reconstructive Surgery Last?

In most cases, they are permanent, although they could be altered by future disease or injury.

Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Reconstructive Surgery Results

Depending upon the type of reconstructive surgery you have, you may also want to consider a facelift, breast lift, or fat transfer.

How Much Does a Reconstructive Surgery Cost in Dayton?

Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.

If you are dissatisfied with the way you look after a disease or injury, reconstructive surgery could be right for you. The board-certified surgeons here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons are waiting to hear from you now if you reside in Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, or other nearby areas in Ohio. Contact us today!

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