Cancer treatments, traumatic injuries and tumor removal surgeries can change the way you look and feel about your physical features. At California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), reconstructive plastic surgeons can help you feel whole again.
For women who’ve had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, there are a variety of reconstructive options available to recreate natural-looking breasts. Depending on your needs and wishes, compassionate plastic surgeons can help you decide which breast reconstruction surgery is best for you.
Doctors at CPMC also use reconstructive techniques in gender affirmation surgery.
If you’ve had cancerous growths or tumors removed from other parts of your body, such as your head or neck, plastic surgeons can collaborate with other experts, such as head and neck otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists), to provide you with multidisciplinary and comprehensive care.
They use skin grafts, bone grafts and other advanced techniques to rebuild your natural structure. Reconstructive surgery for skin cancer can help minimize scarring by replacing lost skin and tissue.
Similar types of reconstructive techniques are also used to repair damage from traumatic injuries, such as those sustained in a car accident or serious fall. Plastic surgeons can use reconstructive microsurgery techniques to delicately reattach nerves and small blood vessels, preserving tissue function and physical sensation. Microsurgical procedures include thumb to toe transplants and hand reconstructions.