Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Procedures Torrance
Each year, American plastic surgeons perform more than one million procedures in reconstructive surgery. At our practice in Torrance, plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab performs reconstructive surgery for 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. Read the following pages to learn more about reconstructive surgery at Beyond Beautiful in Torrance, CA.
Reconstruction of a breast is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast.
Medical professionals have made great advances in treating children with clefts and can do a lot to help your child lead a normal, healthy, happy life. Children born with a cleft lip or palate may need the skills of several medical professionals to correct the problem.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a disorder characterized by overactive sweat glands that produce more sweat than is necessary.
Left untreated, hyperhidrosis can have physical as well as psychological implications. The condition can be permanently remedied by surgically removing the sweat glands.
Plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through the injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.
Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of a skin growth and examining its cells under a microscope. It can be treated by a number of methods, depending on the type of cancer, its stage of growth, and its location on your body.
Tissue expansion enables the body to “grow” extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body. A silicone balloon expander is inserted under the skin and gradually filled over time, causing the skin to stretch and grow.
While your plastic surgeon may repair a wound with a direct closure, reconstruction may also include a skin graft, flap surgery, tissue expansion or microsurgery. The type of trauma and wound you exhibit will determine how you are treated.