Reconstructive Surgery

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:

  • Dr. Emily A. Peterson performs a procedure.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

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