Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery is a type of surgery that aims to restore your body’s function. However, as a type of plastic surgery, improving appearance and self-esteem are also goals with these procedures.

You may need this type of surgery to correct a birth difference, injury, tumor/surgery or disease. 

Dr. Urbinelli is a highly trained and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He primarily performs reconstructive surgery for congenital, traumatic or after tumor/cancer removal from the face or body.

Dr. Urbinelli lectures and teaches the art and science of careful and stringent removal of skin cancer and meticulous reconstruction. He also provides trauma and congenital reconstruction. 

What types of reconstructive surgery are available at PNW Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Urbinelli specializes in reconstructive surgery for the face and body. He frequently performs:

  • Nasal (nose) reconstruction
  • Upper and lower eyelid reconstruction
  • Scalp restoration, and reconstruction
  • Skull reconstruction and skull reshaping
  • Chest and abdominal reconstruction

Reconstructive surgery can vary considerably based on the area of the damage, the extent of the damage, the nearby structures, your overall health, and other factors. 

Dr. Urbinelli brings extensive experience to his practice, ensuring that you’ll realize the ideal functional and aesthetic result from your reconstructive surgery.  

Am I a candidate for reconstructive surgery?

When you visit PNW Plastic Surgery for a reconstructive surgery consultation, Dr. Urbinelli conducts an in-depth evaluation to determine the best treatment for you.

He may recommend both an excisional and reconstructive surgery if you have a mass/tumor or cancer.  Surgery be in 1 or 2 stages, as the first may serve as a biopsy for a lesion and later the reconstruction would occur.  

Surgeons use many techniques for removing lesions. The type of surgery you need may depend on the location and size of your lesion. 

The goal of reconstructive surgery is to rebuild, restore or create anew the form and function of the area of concern. According to Gaspar Tagliocozi, one of the first plastic surgeons, “We restore, rebuild, and make whole those parts which nature hath given, but which fortune taketh away.”  

What can I expect during reconstructive surgery?

The specifics of your reconstructive surgery at PNW Plastic Surgery depend on your surgical needs. Dr. Urbinelli takes a patient-centered approach to care and creates personalized surgical plans for each of his patients. 

To receive an evaluation and determine your reconstructive plan, please schedule your reconstructive surgery consultation at PNW Plastic Surgery by calling the office or clicking the online booking button today.

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