Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.
As with any surgical procedure, there needs to be an evaluation, diagnosis, and formulation of a treatment plan. It is critical to have an individual consultation. It is here where your goals can be discussed. Different approaches may be appropriate, and may include less surgery to achieve your goals