Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery procedures fall into two major categories: reconstructive and cosmetic.

Reconstructive - The goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to restore form, and in many cases functions, that need to be corrected due to injury, disease or congenital defects. The repair of severe lacerations and fractures of facial bones are common reconstructive procedures. Reconstructive surgeries also often involve the removal of skin cancers, the repair of tendons and nerves, and breast reconstruction following cancer treatment.

Cosmetic - Cosmetic plastic surgery is an operation performed to enhance the body’s appearance, including facelifts, nose reshaping, breast augmentation or reduction, and liposuction.

Some of the procedures offered by physicians at St. Joseph Medical Center include:

Facial Rejuvenation

  • Dermabrasion
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Eyebrow and forehead rejuvenation
  • Chin and neck fat removal

Refinement of Facial Features

  • Rhinoplasty - alteration of the nose
  • Otoplasty - alteration of the ears
  • Contour facial alterations

Breast Alterations

  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift

Contouring of the Abdomen, Hips and Limbs

  • Body fat removal (liposuction)
  • Abdominal reduction (abdominoplasty)
  • Skin blemishes

For more information about plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures
at St. Joseph, call 816-943-2584.