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Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery -  - Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon

California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeons & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeons located in BAKERSFIELD, CA

Reconstructive surgery can improve your functioning and the appearance of various body parts affected by trauma, tumors, birth anomalies, or past surgeries. At the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Bakersfield, California, reconstructive surgeons Vipul Dev, MD, and Narayanan Nair, MD, FACS, can make repairs to nearly any part of your body. To learn more about various reconstructive surgery techniques and start planning your treatment, call the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, or schedule a consultation online today.

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery is a type of surgery that’s similar to cosmetic surgery but more geared toward restoring the original or intended form or function of a body part. Reconstructive surgery can treat various abnormalities and types of damage. 

The main similarity between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is the goal of an aesthetically pleasing result. However, your reconstructive surgery can restore or improve the function of the targeted area so you can better use it. 

When is reconstructive surgery necessary?

Reconstructive surgery can improve the appearance and function of different parts of your face and body that are no longer or were never in their ideal form. Your surgeon at the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery can use one or more reconstructive surgery techniques to treat:

  • Damage from a traumatic injury
  • Damage from a severe illness (like cancer)
  • Damage from a prior surgery
  • Congenital anomalies

Some surgeries can be either cosmetic or reconstructive in nature, depending on your unique needs. For example, you might request a nose job (rhinoplasty) to simply change the way your nose looks or to breathe easier by correcting defects like a deviated septum. 

What are my options for reconstructive surgery?

The skilled surgeons at the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery are able to perform numerous reconstructive surgeries to address damage in any area of your body. A few common types of reconstructive surgery are:

Hand surgery

If your hands can’t functionally grasp or pinch objects or otherwise perform their main functions, hand surgery may be necessary. Reconstructive hand surgery can treat overuse injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome as well as congenital anomalies and traumatic injuries. 

Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction can restore the natural shape and appearance of your breasts after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, or traumatic injury. 

Cleft lip and palate repair

Cleft lip and cleft palate are two of the most common congenital anomalies among children. Thankfully, cleft lip and palate repair surgery can correct the separation of the upper lip or the roof of your child’s mouth. After surgery, they can grow and develop with an improved ability to eat and speak. 

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can improve your breathing in many cases by clearing or minimizing airway obstructions that occur naturally or after a traumatic injury. 

Reconstructive surgery can greatly improve your outlook on life by giving targeted areas a natural appearance and improved function. To discuss reconstructive surgery with an expert, call the California Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, or book a consultation online today.