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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a medical specialty concerned with surgically altering the physical appearance. The specialty branches into two main fields: cosmetic to approximate a desired appearance and reconstructive to improve function impairments.
The surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by:
Plastic surgeons developed the use of microsurgery to transfer tissue for coverage of a defect when no local tissue is available. Tissue flaps of skin, muscle, bone, fat or a combination may be removed from the body, moved to another site on the body and then reconnected to a blood supply by suturing arteries and veins.
For more information about plastic and reconstructive surgeons on the Medical Staff at The Chester County Hospital and Health System, call our Physician Referral Service at 610.738.2300 or visit the Find a Doctor section of our website.
Last Updated: 2/22/2013