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The Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Unit at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital is home to a specialised reconstructive surgery team of plastic surgeons, anaesthetists and dedicated nursing staff, who have expertise in correcting deformities of the body affected by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma/injuries, infections, tumours and other diseases.
The Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Unit aims at enhancing the general appearance of a person. The team of highly experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeons at BLK-Max Hospital performs a wide variety of surgeries to restore functionality and correct the appearance of deformity. This can be achieved in several ways including:
Free Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck- The process is used for facial reconstruction following the treatment of head and neck cancer. It yields better cosmetic outcomes with quick recovery
Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction - It is an important procedure which is used as a part of breast cancer treatment. It gives superior results for women who have undergone a mastectomy or require the removal of large breasts.
Reconstructive Microsurgery - It is a special area of plastic surgery which involves the use of an operating microscope to transfer tissues from one part of the body to another distant part for reconstruction. Precise microsurgical skills are used to reconstruct defects resulting from various malignant issues, amputated body parts and severed nerves or blood vessels to optimize functional outcomes.
Tissue Expansion - It is one of the latest and most advanced treatments available for reconstructive surgery. It involves the expansion of normal skin for curing congenital and post-trauma defects of the body.
Skin Grafting - It is a technique which involves the replacement of damaged skin with healthy skin. In this technique, a section of skin from one part of the body is moved to another part to cover the large wounds or replace damaged skin by grafting. However, the place from where the skin is taken is allowed to heal spontaneously on its own.
Tangential Excision - It is the latest technique for burn treatment that is used to remove any scar and expose the viable tissue to promote burn closure and minimize infection. The technique leads to better cosmetic results.
Flap Surgery- It involves the movement of layers of tissue (usually skin, fat, muscle and even bone) anywhere from head to toe, from one area of the body to another and is associated with blood supply. The tissue or “flap” can be brought from the same region, utilising a regional flap, or it can be done from a distant part of the body. Under this surgery, the blood supply is usually divided and reconnected by the use of the operating microscope and microsurgical techniques.
Meek Grafting- It is one of the latest treatment techniques used for burn cases. In this technique, a very small portion of skin graft can be used for large burn areas. The major benefit of meek grafting are:
Faster healing process
High cosmetic results
Requires very small donor sites
Grafts very easy to manipulate
Offer fast and uniform epithelialization
Large expansion ratios (possibly up to 1:9)
Failure of a few islands does not affect overall graft take
Excellent graft take (due to correctly orientated graft islands)
Any small skin fragments can be used, thus the need for precious donor skin is eliminated
Reconstructive plastic surgery is a type of surgery, which is all about repairing deformed body parts and restoring function. It is used to treat conditions such as:
Hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis
Open ventral hernia repair
Giant abdominal wall hernia
Nonmelanoma skin cancer
Merkel cell carcinoma
Post-bariatric body contouring
Breast reconstruction (after breast cancer treatment)
Head and neck plastic surgery (post-cancer treatment)
Hand and wrist pain/fractures
Hand and wrist ligament injuries
Flexor and extensor tendon injuries
The surgery is generally performed to improve function and ability, but may also be performed to achieve a more structured appearance
Generally, two types of people can undergo plastic surgery:
People with birth defects
People with deformities
Due to an accident
Due to infection
Due to disease
Due to ageing
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