While Plastic Surgery is clearly known for our involvement in Cosmetic Surgery, most people are not fully aware of our involvement in Reconstructive surgery. While the care of Trauma patients is clearly identified with Plastic Surgery, so is cancer reconstruction as well as Birth deformities. Our specialty often works closely with other specialties such as General Surgery, ENT, Gynecology, Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery. Our unique attention to detail and skill set allows us to play a very active role in the care of many types of surgical problems.
Gaspare Tagliacozzi was a sixteenth century Italian surgeon who is often referred to as the "father of Plastic Surgery", described our interest in reconstructive surgery and said it best when he said:
“We restore, rebuild, and make whole those parts which nature hath given, but which fortune has taken away. Not so much that it may delight the eye, but that it might buoy up the spirit, and help the mind of the afflicted.” G. Tagliacozzi
As you read about these areas, be aware these cases are very challenging procedures and our goal revolves around establishment of "function" as we strive to re-establish "shape".
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