Cancer treatments, traumatic injuries and tumor removal surgeries can change the way you look and feel about your physical features. In the Sutter Health network, 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. At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, we offer the full spectrum of reconstruction options after mastectomy, from the use of implants and local soft tissue to complex microsurgical breast reconstitution. Depending on your needs and wishes, compassionate plastic surgeons can help you decide which breast reconstruction surgery is best for you.
If you’ve had cancerous growths or tumors removed from other parts of your body, such as your head or neck, plastic surgeons can 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.