OSF Medical Group

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Usually, the goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function.

However, reconstructive plastic surgery may also be performed to create a more normal appearance and improve self-esteem (this may also be called cosmetic surgery).

Abnormal structures of the body may result from the following:

  • congenital (present at birth) anomalies

  • developmental abnormalities
  • disease
  • infection
  • trauma
  • tumors

Types of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

  • Breast reconstruction after cancer or prior surgeries
  • Cleft lip/palate repairs
  • Congenital defects
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Removal and reconstruction of skin cancers
  • Repair of post operative defects
  • Repair of post traumatic defects