Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Most commonly known as ‘Plastic Surgery’ where the very phrase is a misnomer!
Involving the reconstruction of discontinuities in the skin, muscle, nerve and the small bones of the hands and foot, it is a problem solving specialty and better termed as ‘Reconstructive Surgery’. The specialty has evolved and is not restricted to the skin alone.
at Parvathy Hospital:
- Peripheral nerve injuries –Facial
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Wrist drop, Foot drop,
- Claw hand
- Complex reconstruction of leg defects
at Parvathy Hospital:
- Gynaecomastia surgery.
The Plastic and Reconstructive specialty determines not just personality or outward appearances but the ABILITY to perform so many essential functions which are important for a productive, independent and social life.
The reconstruction of tissues is vital for muscle and nerve co-ordination in the limbs or for blood supply to the injured or defective part of the body.
Why do you need a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon?
- Plastic or aesthetic surgery is unnecessary or expensive is a myth.
- It does not involve only the repairing of the skin.
- Most importantly, there is no plastic inserted!
- And does not always involve the transfer of tissue.
Even a simple suturing done by a plastic surgeon can produce significant results. It is the avoidance of a bad looking scar and a good functional outcome of even a small injury. If you have an injury in your eye lid only a plastic surgeon will know all the different layers of tissues involved, which need reconstruction to ensure optimal functioning of the eye-lid. The minute structures of the eye lid are properly addressed to give optimal results on eye-shutting, lachrymation (tear secretion) and without exposing the cornea. Similarly, if it is an injury in the eye brow the surgeon takes precaution and executes detailing in a way that does not damage the hair follicles in order to prevent a permanent loss of hair in the area. It is the detailing and skill and the fine work of the surgeon which restores the skin near to the original surface. Tissue re-modelling or re-creation is best when an injury on the face is first attempted by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Our Sub-specialties in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Burns – Injuries sustained during burns are treated by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon due to the critical need to save as much tissue and skin possible which plays the predominant role in the recovery of the patient.
- Trauma related reconstructions – Reconstructive surgeries on complex limb trauma where the loss of multiple tissue will mean the restoration of skin subcutaneous tissues, tendons, small bones muscles and nerves.
- Hand Surgery – A very complex surgery due to the anatomy of the hand and the various functions it performs. It requires a deep understanding of the anatomy and the functional physiology of the hand for the patient to have a successful functional rehabilitation.
At Parvathy Hospital our experts in Plastic and reconstructive surgery have been able to deliver on complex trauma yielding almost a full functional outcome for injuries sustained in the hand and foot.
Parvathy Hospital has a remarkable record for treating tissue damage sustain during an accident due to the 24/7 availability of ace Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons and a fully equipped operation theatres.
Congenital Abnormality – Our fingers and toes perform a variety of functions essential for living. Holding, Pinching, Eating, touching, typing, using the smart phone, walking and running become a challenge when an individual has a congenital abnormality in the fingers or toes. Ranging from defective or ill – formed hands, fingers, foot and toes the condition is best treated by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is able to identify and arrive at a near to anatomical structure which is resembles a normal looking and functioning finger or toe with an ability which allows the patient to perform essential or functions which were impossible before.
Microsurgery in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery
With nothing short in infrastructure and training, the surgeons at Parvathy Hospital have made landmarked progress in some severely injured patients. Microsurgery has given these patients a new lease of life and their functional recovery has been remarkable.
Armamentarium and the hospital’s commitment to provide the best and latest in every arena has made this possible. Microsurgery is now a most important skill every plastic and reconstructive surgeon must possess.
Cosmetic or Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Specialties
In the age where looking good is as important for feeling good, surgical and non-surgical techniques have grown leaps and bounds.
- Breast reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Hair Transplant
- Face lift
- Brow Lift
- Smile creation
- Chin augmentation
- Arm lift
- Arm reduction
- Buttock enhancement
- Female gential tract plastys
Non- surgical Aesthetics
In the age of anti-aging euphoria newer non-invasive techniques are used for facial – rejuvenation and the most important aspect of anti-aging. This is the top-most reason for the uptick in the seeking of non-surgical aesthetics which are listed as under:
- Endotine Thread Lift
- Plasma Therapy
- Scar removal procedures
- Derma roll
- Body Contouring
Complications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeries
Usually the complications in plastic surgery are correctable, reversible with options of corrective procedures. It is not life threatening.
For example: In the reconstruction with a part of the forehead flap the worst case scenario can be a loss in the portion of the flap or the whole flap because of conditions like a blockage in the blood flow. Covering it with a back-up flap is one option of reversible procedure. Although it may not yield the exact results, it is definitely the best option that would work in the long-run. Read More