FAQs About Reconstruction Surgery
What is reconstruction surgery?
The main objective of reconstructive surgeries is to repair parts of the body that have either been impaired from birth defects, or negatively affected by disease or injuries.
What are the different types of reconstructive surgeries offered by Dr. Trussler?
There is a wide variety of different reconstructive surgeries that are offered by Dr. Trussler.
Face & Nose
- Eyelid reconstruction
- Facial reconstruction
- Lip reconstruction
- Microvascular reconstruction of the head & neck
- Mohs surgery reconstruction
- Nasal reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction with perforator flap
- Congenital breast surgery
- Male breast reduction
- Microvascular breast reconstruction
- Burn surgery
- Abdominal wall reconstruction
- Hand surgery
- Post-bariatric body contouring
- Revision abdominoplasty
Pediatric hand & foot surgery
Pediatric microvascular reconstruction of the limbs
How is breast reconstruction surgery performed?
Breast reconstruction can be performed with implants or with your tissue.
If it is performed with your tissue, that is when the “flap” is brought into play. If a flap is used, the surgeon can use fat from parts all over your body to fill your breasts. Using your tissue typically means an inpatient stay and a longer surgery time. However, using your tissue leads to more natural results and a decrease in the likelihood that you’ll need revision surgeries in the future.
How long does reconstructive surgery take?
The length of surgery is completely dependent on which procedure you are getting done. Some surgeries can take an hour, while others can take a few hours to complete.
What are the advantages of reconstructive surgery?
Reconstructive surgery restores your body after injury or helps fix body parts that have been affected by birth defects or diseases.