Reconstructive surgery can help address defects that result from disease, injury, or genetics. At Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, VIC, we offer several surgeries that can be used to help you regain your confidence.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Reconstructive Surgery?
Patients With Breast Conditions
Breasts are an important part of feminine identity for many women, so having them affected by breast cancer treatments or other injuries can be devastating. We can help our clients regain this part of their identity by offering several options when it comes to reconstructive surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation is a way to increase your breast size. It usually involves breast implants being placed under your chest muscles or breast tissue. While we offer this treatment for anyone who would like to improve their confidence for cosmetic reasons, it can also be a great way to help clients who want their breasts rebuilt after a surgery, injury, or other condition.
Breast cancer surgery can leave clients with uneven breasts that they may want to correct. Significant weight loss and childbirth can also affect the appearance of breasts, leading clients to seek out treatment. This surgery can alter the size, shape, and feel of your breasts. After a consultation, Mr Salerno will send you home with a pair of implants you can use as a “trial run” to see which implant size would be a good fit for you.
Male breasts, or gynecomastia, can have several causes. As some conditions that lead to gynecomastia can be treated to reverse its growth, we’ll first run some tests to make sure surgery is the right option for you. For many clients, a cause behind this benign enlargement is never found, which is when surgical treatment can be helpful.
Prominent tissue present in the male breast can include both glandular breast tissue and fat. Depending on how much of either material is present, we can either use liposuction, surgical excision, or both to address this condition. We will take the time to understand your individual requirements so we can tackle this condition in the most effective way possible. This treatment can help our clients enjoy a boost in confidence and encourage a positive body image.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Some clients have breasts that are painfully large. This excess tissue and fat can put a strain on the shoulders and back, leading to chronic pain. Women who struggle with oversized breasts can feel uncomfortable doing simple everyday activities. They may also get in the way of comfortably exercising and pursuing active hobbies. Some clients don’t like the attention large breasts can draw, and want to reduce their size to improve their confidence while out in public.
We will approach this surgery with great care as we help determine the right breast size for your body type and lifestyle. This treatment often leaves our clients feeling both mentally and physically liberated.
A breast lift can be used to help restore breasts to a more natural shape. If you’re struggling with breasts that have changed due to a condition, hormonal shifts, or age, this surgery could be a good option.
There is rarely a “one size fits all” treatment option. As such, we would be happy to go over our different surgical breast treatments with you. This may help you determine which one has the best chance of fitting your unique needs.
Patients With Facial Conditions
We have a range of facial surgeries available. If you have a facial condition affecting your confidence, we would be happy to talk to you about our various options.
Eyelid surgery involves removing extra skin from above and around the eyes. It’s a popular cosmetic treatment, but it can be very helpful as a reconstructive surgery as well. Due to the aging process, some clients find the skin around their eyes losing elasticity to the point of drooping over their eyes and partially obstructing their vision. This surgery can help with that while also creating a more youthful and alert appearance.
We also can remove excess skin from under the eyes. So, if you’d like, excess upper and lower eye skin can be addressed for overall rejuvenation of the eye area. This can help patients improve the appearance of under-eye bags.
Those With Hand Conditions
Hands are a huge part of daily life, so restoring a hand’s comfortable and effective functionality can greatly improve a patient’s wellbeing. Mr. Salerno is able to carry out surgeries that can correct various issues affecting a patient’s fingers, palms, and forearms.
Hand Surgeries To Treat Specific Conditions
We can treat conditions such as carpal tunnel through carpal tunnel release. Similarly, we can carry out an ulnar nerve release at your elbow or wrist. If your “trigger finger” is having trouble bending and straightening out, we offer trigger finger releases. Ganglia operations can also be helpful in improving hand functionality.
Dupuytren’s Contracture can make it difficult to straighten your fingers as palm tissue thickens, while De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis can negatively affect the wrist’s sensitive tendons. The good news is if you suffer from any of the mentioned conditions, we may be able to help. A consultation will help us understand your needs so we can move forward with a treatment plan.
Hand Surgeries for Injuries
Have you suffered a traumatic injury to your palm, forearm, or fingers? We can address issues like lacerations and bone fractures. We also offer tendon, nerve, and artery reconstruction. Under the right conditions, Mr Salerno may even be able to reattach severed fingers. For patients who rely on their hands for work, independence, or their favourite activities, these treatment options can be life-changing.
Patients With Burns
After burns have healed, many patients seek out surgery to help them improve function and appearance throughout the affected areas. This type of surgical approach often includes altering scar tissue formation. Treatments for burn patients may have to be spaced out or repeated over time, especially when it comes to patients who are young and still growing. As we work with you, we will strive to meet your needs through communication and the proper development of your treatment plan.
While surgery can’t completely remove burn scars, it can drastically improve body functionality. It can also help improve the appearance of these burns to help our patients feel more confident in their bodies. Scarring over the shoulders, hands, legs, or neck can limit a patient’s range of motion, so surgery can help them regain that freedom and more comfortably carry out their daily activities. Reconstructive burn surgery has also been used to help nose, lip, and eyelid burns.
Patients With Lower Limb Fractures
A closed, or simple fracture means the bone has been broken but the client’s skin is still intact. Open, or compound fractures tend to be more serious in nature. The bone in this case will have either broken through the skin and can be seen, or there’s a wound deep enough to expose the bone. Either way, after suffering an injury like this, patients with lower limb fractures can find reconstructive surgery helpful in their healing journey.
A well-rounded approach to treatment should not only promote healing but help prevent infection. Lower limb reconstruction can help patients regain proper limb functionality after they’ve suffered an open fracture.
Those Who Require Major Head and Neck Reconstructions
Certain surgical treatments involving the head, face, and neck can leave patients wanting to pursue reconstructive surgery. Some treatments that may benefit from follow-up reconstructive care can include:
- Removal of some or all of the tongue
- Removal of part of the jawbone
- Removal of a tumour on the back or below the tongue
- Removal of the tonsil and surrounding tissue due to cancer
The aim of head and neck reconstructive surgery is to help protect the functionality of a patient’s body, as well as offer cosmetic benefits. Whether you have already undergone a major surgery involving your head and neck, or know that you’ll be facing one in the future, we would be happy to meet with you for a consultation. We can go over what you can expect when it comes to the process and potential results.
Learn More About Our Treatment Options
The treatment process can be highly individual, which is why we take great care to form the right treatment plans. Mr Salerno offers a range of treatments with the goal of helping as many clients as possible reach their goals. If you have more questions about our treatment options, reach out to us at Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds, VIC, today to learn more. Our compassionate team is ready to help you along your treatment journey.