People get defects on their bodies due to a number of reasons. A child may be born with a cleft lip which is not corrected because of lack of funds. This means that he/she will grow into adulthood with a lip defect. Another person may be involved in a road or company accident that may leave them with a broken arm, twisted face or any other body defect. Fire has also led to many body defects in both children and adults. To correct these defects, it is necessary to undergo reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery is described as the procedure that helps to repair any body part that has been affected by the above described causes.
There are a number of reconstructive surgeries that are aimed at correcting unwanted body defects. They include breast reconstruction or reduction; this type of procedure is available for women who have undergone a mastectomy or have unusually huge breasts that are causing a lot of discomfort or pain. Big breasts in women can cause back pain and can lead to a low self-esteem. Men too, can have breast reduction procedures if they have unusually big breasts that are a nuisance. The problem is referred to as gynecomastia. In men, big breasts normally affect their social as well as emotional lives. And the problem cannot be solved through any other way other than surgery.
There is surgery for feet and hands. Most people have problems in their hands or feet due to accidents or as a result of birth defects. There are also diseases that may affect a given part of the body, like leprosy, tumors that are both cancerous and non-cancerous, webbed toes or fingers, extra fingers or toes among other defects. Reconstructive surgery can help in carpal tunnel syndrome too. The feet and hands are susceptible to burns and wounds. For very severe cases of these kinds of defects, grafts can help in reconstruction.
There are surgeries that are meant to replace given body parts. These surgeries; also known as flap procedures, are best for defects due to injuries or cancer. Facial surgeries are another type of reconstructive surgery. Facial defects such as cleft lips, those with breathing problems, chronic infections that affect the sinuses or those that can lead to snoring, can be corrected this way.
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Apart from defects as a result of accidents or injuries, and those that are hereditary, there are defects due to surgeries. There have been a number of failed surgeries that have to be corrected. Park Bom had a flopped surgery that had to be corrected. Of course corrective or reconstructive surgeries are not always successful as well. Some corrective surgeries fail so badly, forcing the patient to undergo untold misery.
When a patient visits a surgeon, the procedure is individual. The surgeon takes the history of the patient and evaluates the case depending on the desired results. There are a number of surgical methods that can help one achieve the desired results. The surgeon should help one to weigh all the options; then together you can decide on the best procedure for you.