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Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery can address both aesthetic and functional concerns resulting from a traumatic injury, cancer removal surgery, or a birth defect. Due to the complex nature of soft tissue reconstruction, selecting a highly experienced plastic surgeon is key to achieving the best possible outcome, as well as reducing the need for future surgery. Our internationally-trained plastic surgeon, Dr Vaneshri Chetty-B, can use a multitude of advanced reconstructive techniques to repair damaged tissue in the face, breasts, and body.

Post-Traumatic Soft Tissue Correction

Soft tissue reconstruction may be necessary for many different reasons, such as repairing injuries sustained after an accident or rebuilding an area after cancer removal surgery. Having undergone extensive training in reconstructive and craniofacial plastic surgery, including ear and breast reconstruction, Dr Chetty-B can create a personalised surgical plan to restore form and function in the afflicted regions. The goal of post-traumatic soft tissue correction is to repair defects and help restore a normal-looking appearance in the area(s) of injury. Depending on your needs, Dr Chetty-B and our compassionate medical team can treat trauma and/or disfigurement using advanced techniques like tissue transfer, microsurgery, skin grafting, and more.

Ear Reconstruction

Ear reconstruction is commonly performed to repair a birth defect or to rebuild the ear after an injury or cancer treatment. The procedure may also be advised when treating microtia in children (small or underdeveloped ears) or correcting another type of ear deformity. In general, the goal of reconstructive surgery is to create a realistic-looking external ear shape. This may be achieved using a skin or cartilage graft, a prosthetic, or some combination of both techniques. Ear reconstruction may be performed in one procedure or in multiple stages depending on your needs.

Eyelid Reconstruction

Upper and lower eyelid reconstruction can have many different goals, including removing a benign lesion (such as a non-cancerous mole), treating a defect after Moh’s surgery, repairing damage left from a laceration, or improving the look of a scar from a previous eyelid surgery. Unlike cosmetic blepharoplasty, eyelid reconstruction is designed to improve both form and function. The location and size of the eyelid defect will typically determine the best technique(s) to achieve your goals, which may include use of a skin graft, a composite graft, or free tissue transfer, among other approaches.

Dr Chetty-B is well-versed in many types of reconstructive surgery and can formulate the best possible approach for your unique needs. Please contact The Forever Institute to schedule a consultation, or to speak with a member of our office.