Reconstructive Surgery

Reclaim Your Body

Having a birth defect, developmental abnormality, traumatic injury, or disease is difficult, but it’s even more challenging when your physical appearance and well-being are affected. 

At Rochester Regional Health, we believe your appearance and functionality can, and should, be aligned with your sense of self. Our reconstructive plastic surgeons are here to help. Using advanced reconstructive techniques, our board-certified reconstructive plastic surgeons are passionate about helping you improve function and feel confident with your appearance.

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Reconstructive Surgery Procedures

From the routine to the complex, Rochester Regional Health offers a full range of reconstructive surgical services tailored for your unique needs. Our collaborative approach with experts from every specialty across our system ensures the best possible outcome for every individual.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Your abdominal wall is made up of layers of tissue, muscle, and fat that protect your stomach, kidneys, and small intestines. Sometimes, this wall can become weakened due to complex hernias, previous abdominal surgeries, or trauma to the abdomen.

Abdominal wall reconstruction surgery is an advanced surgical procedure that strengthens weakened or damaged abdominal muscles and restores the normal function of the abdominal wall. It is a procedure that requires specialized surgical expertise.

You may be a candidate for abdominal wall reconstruction if you’ve experienced:

  • Recurrent hernias
  • Incisional hernias
  • Diastasis recti
  • Infection after abdominal surgery
  • A wound that developed after hernia repair

Abdominal reconstructive surgery may involve several procedures to restore the anatomy of the abdomen and improve function and appearance. Your Rochester Regional Health reconstructive surgeon will talk through your options, as well as any risks that may be involved.

Facial Injury Reconstruction

When an accident, disease, defect, or previous surgery disfigures your face, it can be physically and emotionally devastating. Fortunately, reconstructive surgical techniques are capable of restoring your face to a normal appearance so you feel like yourself again.

Facial reconstruction surgery may be an option for those with:

  • Facial fractures
  • Tumor in the head or neck
  • Facial trauma due to surgery, illness, nerve paralysis, or genetic malformation

Depending on the extent of your injuries, facial reconstruction may use tissue, skin, bone, or muscle from one part of your body, or implants, to reconstruct new facial features and restore function.

During your initial consultation, one of our board-certified physicians will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations. Our plastic surgeons also may collaborate with physicians from other medical and surgical specialties to provide you with the best and most comprehensive care for your aesthetic and reconstructive needs.

Reconstructive Burn Surgery

Any type of burn can leave a scar, even relatively minor ones. Burns over large parts of the body can limit the normal motion of the neck, shoulder, hands, or legs. Reconstructive burn surgery can be performed after the initial wounds from your burn have healed. The goal of reconstructive burn surgery is to reduce scarring and restore appearance and functionality to the affected area. While surgery cannot remove your burn scars entirely, it can make scars less noticeable and improve basic functions.

You may wish to consider reconstructive burn surgery if:

  • Your range of motion has been limited by scar contracture
  • Your scars are abnormally thick, wide, or discolored
  • You struggle with feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment, hopelessness, and fear of rejection in social situations

Your first step is to schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Together, you and your surgeon will talk through the results you'd like to see from surgery, what you can expect from the procedures recommended, and the long-term benefits you will experience.  

Wound Care

While most wounds heal over time with proper care, in some cases, the healing process may slow down leading to a chronic, non-healing wound. Wounds that won’t heal can result in pain and limited mobility which can impair your quality of life.

Our plastic and reconstructive surgery experts specialize in treating non-healing wounds caused by:

  • Burns
  • Bone infection
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Ostomy
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pressure sores
  • Soft tissue radiation injury
  • Steroid dependence
  • Trauma
  • Wounds of arterial, venous, or lymphatic origin

We utilize the latest surgical techniques to close severe wounds, and often combine treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to further promote healing and minimize visible scarring.

Our plastic surgeons will work closely with other specialists throughout Rochester Regional Health to identify the type of wound and the underlying causes and develop a personalized treatment plan.

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If you are ready to speak with one of our plastic surgeons or would like more information about our reconstructive procedures, please call us at (585) 723-7670.
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