Reconstructive Surgery

Through reconstructive surgery, Dr. Morse helps patients of all ages and types, whether it's a child with a birth defect, a young adult injured in an accident, or an older adult with a problem caused by aging.

The goals of reconstructive surgery differ from those of cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, generally caused by birth defects, traumatic injury, infection, tumors and diseases.

Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to help restore a normal appearance. Although no amount of surgery can achieve perfection, modern treatment options allow reconstructive surgeons to achieve improvements in form and function that were thought to be impossible 10 years ago.


Are You a Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?

Patients may be divided into two basic categories: those who have congenital deformities and those with developmental deformities, acquired as a result of accident, infection, disease, or aging.

Some common examples of congenital abnormalities are birthmarks; cleft-lip and palate deformities; hand deformities, and abnormal breast development.

Burn wounds, fractures, lacerations, growths, and aging problems are considered acquired deformities. In some cases, patients may find that a procedure commonly thought to be aesthetic in nature may be performed to achieve a reconstructive goal. For example, some older adults with redundant or drooping eyelid skin blocking their field of vision might have eyelid surgery. Or an adult whose face has an asymmetrical look because of paralysis might have a balancing facelift. Although appearance is enhanced, the main goal of the surgery is to restore function.

If you are seeking a reconstructive surgical procedure and do not see it listed here, please contact our office to find out more information on the services we provide.