Reconstructive surgery uses plastic surgery techniques to not only enhance body aesthetics but also improve functionality and correct deformities. Reconstructive surgery may be needed to address the effects of a disease, birth defect, or traumatic event, and can restore physical and emotional comfort. Dr. Corbin has a great deal of expertise in reconstructive surgery and has shared his knowledge with aspiring surgeons as an instructor in the field. He takes great care to ensure that every patient’s quality of life is improved.
Breast implant removal is a secondary breast surgery performed to remove implants after breast augmentation. This technique may be considered for a variety of reasons. Some women may experience complications with their implants or realize they are not happy with them aesthetically. Others may have a great experience with their implants, but need to replace them once they reach the end of their usable life.
Breast reconstruction restores the look and feel of the breasts after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Breast reconstruction uses implants or tissue flaps to recreate the breast mound and restore the femininity of the breasts that were taken away by a cancer diagnosis. While breast reconstruction with implants is not vastly different from breast augmentation, flap reconstruction transfers tissue from one part of the body (such as the abdomen or back) and uses it to form a new breast. This procedure can help improve breast size, contours, and symmetry.
Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) removes excess fat and glandular tissue from the breast that causes pain and other limitations. Overly large breasts can cause back pain, limit your wardrobe, and hinder your ability to live a highly active lifestyle. This procedure may be combined with a breast lift to enhance the shape and appearance of the breasts after the reduction.
Cleft lips and palates are common birth abnormalities that vary in severity but require surgery to repair. Cleft lips and palates occur due to the incomplete or incorrect formation of the upper lip or roof of the mouth. By surgically repairing a cleft lip or palate, you can improve your ability to eat, speak, and breathe normally.
A congenital anomaly refers to a medically diagnosed condition present from birth that significantly affects the body’s ability to develop and function. This can be caused by hereditary means or by disease and can occur virtually anywhere on the body.
Congenital nevi (pigmented moles) vary in size and can become riskier the larger they are. Giant nevi are those that are larger than 20 centimeters at the time of birth. The goal of giant nevi removal is to remove as much as the nevi as possible to reduce the risk of malignant transformations.
Hand surgery improves the condition of the hand after disease or trauma. This procedure can treat issues that impair the strength, flexibility, and function of the hand, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Dupuytren’s contracture.
Lymphedema is a condition that causes painful swelling in the arms or legs due to the improper function of the lymph nodes. Lymphedema can be a congenital condition, or it can be the result of cancer treatment where the lymph nodes were removed. Lymphedema can be treated using a lymphatic bypass procedure where the lymphatic vessels are connected and drained, or it can be treated using a vascularized lymph node transfer where lymph nodes are taken from one part of the body and implanted into the affected area to rebuild the system.
Microsurgery is a surgical discipline that utilizes specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation to perform surgery on small and delicate structures in the body, such as blood vessels and nerves. Microsurgery can be used to transfer tissue, perform digit transplants, and repair nerves.
Migraine surgery is used to significantly reduce or stop the occurrence of migraines as well as reduce their duration and the extent of pain. These intense headaches can be caused by compression and irritation of sensory nerves or vessels around the brain. Migraine surgery relieves these compression points and reduces the severity of the migraines.
Panniculectomy (skin removal surgery) is used to remove loose or hanging skin from the body that can have a negative impact on body contours. This procedure is very common among patients who have just achieved significant weight loss and now need to remove the excess skin and fat that is hiding their hard-earned contours.
Regenerative medicine is the science and study of the regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal functionality in the affected part of the body. This treatment uses non-surgical methods to rebuild damaged tissues and repair the body more effectively, efficiently, and painlessly.
Scar revision is used to reduce the appearance of a scar by helping it to blend better with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scar revision can be performed using minimally invasive procedures, medicated topicals, or surgery.
Septoplasty is performed to correct a deviated septum (where one nostril is larger than the other) and improve breathing abilities. During the surgery, the septum is repositioned to even out the nostrils, and excess tissue is removed. Septoplasty can be performed on its own or in combination with cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Skin cancer removal surgery consists of removing cancerous growths from the body to inhibit the spread of cancer throughout the body. The level of correction will depend on the extent of cancer’s growth, the type of skin cancer, and how many areas must be treated.
Tissue expansion helps the body produce more skin to be used in reconstruction techniques. A silicone balloon is placed under the skin and slowly expanded to encourage the body to stretch and reproduce the tissues.