Whether it's repairing congenital defects and abnormalities or taking steps toward recovery after a traumatic injury or illness, reconstructive surgery often serves a dual purpose.
Reconstructive surgery can return a patient's physical functionality and restore physical appearances. Both improve a patient's overall health.
At Mount Nittany Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, we work with a variety of patients seeking reconstructive surgery:
- Breast cancer patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy
- Patients with excess skin from significant weight loss
- Adults and children with misshapen or protruding ears
- Patients with severe wounds
- Burn victims
For these patients, our experienced plastic surgeon offers a number of surgical procedures, including:
- Breast reconstruction
- Body contouring
- Otoplasty to correct defects in ear structure
- Skin reconstruction for patient who have had skin cancer or a significant wound
Health Break Article
You’ve just been to see your family doctor for a checkup, and he notices a spot on your cheek and is concerned, so he refers you to a specialist. When you start to do your homework on this specialist, you discover she is a plastic surgeon. What? You thought you would see a dermatologist, since this is a skin problem. After all, a plastic surgeon does facelifts and breast implants, right? Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a much broader specialty than most people realize. When asked what a plastic surgeon does, the majority of people would undoubtedly answer that he or she does cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift or tummy tuck. This is generally how plastic surgeons are portrayed in the media. A few others might say that a plastic...