Reconstructive Surgery in Middletown, NJ
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Taylor performs reconstructive surgery for patients in Red Bank, NJ, who have congenital defects or permanent defects from accidents or traumatic injuries or who want reconstruction following mastectomies.
What Is Reconstructive Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is an aspect of plastic surgery that restores an individual’s shape and function to make them as normal as possible. These surgical procedures correct deformities or scarring that result from accidents, diseases, or birth defects and may be enhanced through several reconstructive techniques. Additionally, reconstructive surgery is often done to reshape the body after cancer has been removed.
Benefits of Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery corrects many physical issues on the body and provides patients with the following benefits:
- Reconstructs areas of deformity from congenital defects, trauma from injuries, or surgery for cancer
- Helps diminish scarring from accidents and injuries
- Improves function
- Restores self-confidence
- Helps patients feel more like everyone else
How Is Reconstructive Surgery Performed?
Some reconstructive surgical procedures may be more extensive than others, taking longer and possibly even needing more than one procedure. Reconstructive surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia and may require several days in the hospital to begin the healing process.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor performs the following reconstructive surgery procedures:
- Breast Reconstruction
- Scar Revision
- Skin Cancer Removal
- Skin Lesion Removal
Preparing for Reconstructive Surgery
Preparing for reconstructive surgery involves a consultation with Dr. Taylor to determine the best course of action to reconstruct the area of the body. Additionally, patients are often asked to do the following:
- Get an overall health check-up
- Have blood work done
- Stop smoking for at least two weeks prior to the procedure
- Stop taking any medications, vitamins, or supplements that may thin the blood
- Arrange for someone to take you to and from the procedure if it is an outpatient procedure
Recovery from Reconstructive Surgery
The recovery from reconstructive surgery depends on the surgical procedure performed. Whether done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, the recovery time varies depending on the procedure but typically involves time away from work and daily activities to rest and heal. Follow-up appointments during the healing process are necessary to ensure no infection is present as well as to remove sutures if necessary. Most reconstructive surgical procedures heal within several weeks.
How Much Does Reconstructive Surgery Cost?
The cost of reconstructive surgery varies with each patient depending on the procedure and the extent of the surgery. With reconstructive surgery, health insurance typically offers coverage for the surgery as it is considered medically necessary surgery. We can help you determine the coverage from your insurance policy. For those who do not have insurance, we offer financing through CareCredit® to help make the procedure more feasible.
Is Reconstructive Surgery Right for Me?
If you have suffered a traumatic injury, have a congenital birth defect, or need to have surgery to remove cancer and want full function restored, reconstructive surgery may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Reconstructive Surgery?
Dr. Taylor has the expertise and gift to combine the art of the human body with the science of performing surgical procedures. He also has compassion for his patients and works hard to make them comfortable and confident in the surgeries to be performed. He has performed reconstructive surgery on many patients in Red Bank, NJ, and is well known for his skill and attention to detail.
What to Expect During Your Reconstructive Surgery Consultation
Your consultation is an appointment where Dr. Taylor evaluates your case along with taking a detailed medical history and an overall physical and mental evaluation to ensure you are prepared for the results. Once that is complete, he will go over the options to correct your issues and come up with a plan to address the reconstruction. After that, he will take time to answer any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.