Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures


Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures

Plastic and reconstructive surgery and cosmetic procedures can improve your health and help you feel comfortable with your appearance.

Holy Redeemer board certified and board eligible physicians offer reconstructive and plastic surgery for the breast, body and face, as well as cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. The following lists the most common procedures we perform.


SERVICES FOR THE BREAST

Breast reconstruction creates a natural-looking breast after mastectomy (breast removal) for cancer or other diseases. Reconstruction may be completed immediately following or years after mastectomy, with or without implants. It has no effect on the recurrence of cancer or other diseases, or on chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Breast augmentation, whether medical or aesthetic, gives women with small or unevenly sized breasts a fuller, firmer, better-proportioned profile through the placement of implants. The procedure may be combined with a breast lift for more satisfying results.

Breast reduction provides relief from pain, improper posture, rashes, breathing problems, skeletal deformities and low self-esteem caused by very large breasts. It produces smaller, lighter breasts that are in a healthier proportion to the rest of the body.

Breast lift (mastopexy) raises sagging breasts and changes their shape by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue. The nipples may be altered or repositioned as part of the procedure.


SERVICES FOR THE BODY

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. It can be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy or for those who have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise.

Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms in areas that that have not responded to diet and exercise.

Arm lift (brachioplasty) removes excess skin and fat on the upper arms that can develop after substantial weight loss, weight gain or simply from the effects of aging.


SERVICES FOR THE FACE

Repair of skin and soft tissues may involve grafting to replace tissue damaged by disease or missing as a result of surgery or trauma.

Facelift (rhytidectomy) tightens the skin of the lower face to smooth nasolabial folds (deep creases or lines on either side of the mouth), define the jaw line, reduce jowling and correct sagging neck skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery (upper and lower blepharoplasty) can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision.

Ear reshaping (otoplasty) can set prominent ears closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear.”

Earlobe repair improves large, stretched, torn or creased earlobes caused by earlobe trauma or by wearing heavy earrings.

Skin cancer removal and reconstruction involves specialized techniques including closure and tissue rearrangement to remove cancerous and other skin lesions while preserving the patient’s health and appearance.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including Botox® and Juvéderm® injectables, can help counteract the natural, inevitable signs of aging by smoothing lines and wrinkles and adding volume and lift.


For a referral to a reconstructive and cosmetic procedures specialist, please call 1-800-818-4747.