Plastic Surgery Procedures Boston
Plastic surgery is divided into two different categories: Cosmetic and Reconstructive
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance, as it is an elective procedure. Some examples of cosmetic procedures are breast augmentation (implants), liposuction, facelifts, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
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. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly. Some common reconstructive procedures include breast reconstructive after mastectomy, cleft lip and palate and skin cancer reconstruction.
To learn more about a particular plastic surgery procedure, use the list to the right to read descriptions as provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Darrow will develop a plan for your individual needs, so certain procedures may be performed slightly different than the descriptions on this site. This will all be explained at your initial consultation with Dr. Darrow at our Boston, Massachusetts office.
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