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Preparing for Surgery

Overview of Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Picture of a surgical team in the operating room 

Plastic surgery is the surgical specialty that reshapes or remolds facial and body tissue. It can be done to reconstruct tissue that has been damaged by disease, a defect, or disorder. Or it can be done to repair or reshape structures to make them look better.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is often done to restore or improve function – to a hand, for instance. This surgery is also done to give a patient a more normal appearance.

Cosmetic plastic surgery is done to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body. This type of surgery is done to improve a patient's appearance and self-esteem. 

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