There are some people who think plastic surgery only involves cosmetic procedures. However, many of the procedures that I perform are for reconstructive purposes. Illness or injury can create a broad range of physical deformities that require complex surgical techniques. One such technique that I specialize in is “microsurgery.”
What is Microsurgery?
Microsurgery is a highly-specialized type of reconstructive surgery that is often performed on small structures like arteries, veins, and nerves. The degree of precision needed for this complex surgery requires that a microscope be used during the procedure. Microsurgery involves moving tissue, bone, and muscle from one part of the body, placing it in another area, and re-establishing the blood flow to the transferred tissue.
When is Microsurgery Used?
Although microsurgery wouldn’t be suitable for people in Chicago wanting a tummy tuck, it is beneficial for trauma victims and cancer patients since microsurgical techniques are frequently used to reconstruct damaged or disfigured skin, muscles, or other tissues. In my practice, I frequently use microsurgery to correct defects in the head and neck, breasts, and extremities.
Who Can Perform Microsurgery?
Extensive education, training, and experience are needed to perform microsurgery correctly. Only highly-skilled plastic surgeons with advanced clinical training in microsurgical techniques should be considered.
I have had the unique opportunity to witness the dramatic restoration of form and function that can occur when this surgery is performed successfully. Mobility and function in the upper and lower extremities is regained. Physical defects and deformities are eliminated. Areas of the body affected by cancer are restored. Microsurgery is undeniably a life-changing procedure.