Reconstructive surgery is performed to help restore a normal appearance and body function. Reconstructive surgery helps men, women and children of all ages who may have a birth defect, an injury or a medical condition. Our reconstructive surgeons provide a wide variety of reconstructive procedures for people in the Kansas City area.
Reconstructive surgery overview
Reconstructive surgery procedures are designed to renew and restore your appearance with results that can appear natural and beautiful. It is different from plastic surgery because it is performed for medical, rather than cosmetic, reasons.
Our surgeons are experienced and skilled in the latest reconstructive surgery techniques. They perform numerous procedures to help you on your road to recovery. Treatments may be provided to:
- Improve self-esteem and quality of life
- Increase health and function
- Repair damaged skin, tissue or bone
- Restore a normal appearance
Benefits and risks of reconstructive surgery
Reconstructive surgery can help you feel and look better after an injury, disease or congenital birth defect. In addition to improving how your body functions, it can also enhance your physical comfort and confidence.
The risks of reconstructive surgery are similar to any other surgery, and include:
- Abnormal bleeding or blood clots
- Anesthesia complications
- Trouble healing
Generally, the benefits of reconstructive surgery outweigh the risks for most people. Your doctor will decide if you are a candidate for reconstructive surgery.