Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
For many, plastic surgery results in a refined self-image, an inner sense of beauty or an increased comfort with one’s physical appearance.
Plastic surgery is performed at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Specialty Clinics at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Types of Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures:
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
In general, reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by the following:
- Developmental abnormalities
- Congenital (present at birth) anomalies
This type of surgery is usually performed to improve function, but may also be performed to approximate a normal appearance.
Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is performed to restore or reshape normal structures of the body, or to enhance an individual’s appearance.