The physicians at Einstein's Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are highly experienced in performing reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and skin to repair problems caused by congenital defects, burns, injuries, infections, cancer treatments and surgeries.
How Does Reconstructive Surgery Work?
Our surgeons perform a wide variety of reconstructive surgeries that can help restore appearance, function and quality of life for patients, including:
- Breast reconstruction after cancer
- Congenital facial defect repairs
- Cleft lip and palate repairs
- Correction of craniofacial deformities
- Head and neck reconstruction after cancer
- Jaw surgery
- Repair of post-traumatic defects
- Removal and reconstruction for skin cancer
- Removal of large birthmarks and subsequent reconstruction
What Can I Expect During and After the Procedures?
Your physician will provide you with detailed information about your procedure, but in general:
- You will be under sedation or general anesthesia during the procedure, so you will not feel any pain.
- The length of the surgery - and whether or not you can go home the same day - will depend on the location and complexity of your procedure.
- You will likely experience some pain, swelling and/or bruising, and your surgeon can prescribe medication to help you cope.
- In many cases, you will need to take some time off from work and/or avoid strenuous activity until your surgeon clears you.
- For specific preparation and follow-up information, talk to your surgeon.