Long Beach Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery is an important part of the recovery process after an injury or medical problem, and can be necessary for proper development in children with birth defects.
Dr. Hicks’ approach to reconstructive surgery involves Total Patient Care. By addressing both beauty and function, this approach means happier and more complete healing.
Reconstructive surgery is appropriate for people of all ages including babies and children. Learn more about what reconstructive surgery can do by reading General Reconstruction.
Types of reconstructive surgery
Breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast after breast tissue is removed due to cancer or other medical conditions. Restoring the breast is an important part of recovery for most women.
Breast reduction can create beautifully shaped, comfortable breasts and relieve the many problems which overly large breasts may cause over time, such as back pain and skin irritation
Male breast reduction corrects gynecomastia, or large breasts in men, a condition which affects about half of all men. Gynecomastia correction creates a firmer, flatter chest with more masculine contours.
A cleft lip or palate can interfere with speech, hearing, and eating, and often impairs psychological development. Cleft lip and palate correction takes place at a very early age to prevent these problems.
When hands become injured or damaged it affects every aspect of daily life. can restore the function and appearance of injured hands and hands that are affected by disease or birth defects.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and can affect anyone. Most skin cancer appears in highly visible areas, and it must be removed before it spreads. Early detection and treatment can minimize the impact of skin cancer on your health and your appearance.
Many reconstructive procedures require covering an area with new skin. Tissue expansion allows you to grow your own skin from a nearby area for a better match and less scarring.