Reconstructive surgery is a general term for rebuilding, reshaping, or re-contouring what was lost from cancer or trauma. The goal of reconstructive surgery can be to restore function and/or appearance. At East Alabama Plastic Surgery we take pride in performing reconstructive surgery and strive to make your recovery swift and manageable. Whether it is for breast reconstruction, facial trauma, skin cancer, or a burn, Dr. Aquadro is here to help in any way he can.
The most recent National Cancer Institute SEER statistics predict that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with cancer of the breast during their lifetime. Although no cure has been found, breast cancer in being detected earlier and treatment modalities continue to improve. At East Alabama Plastic Surgery, we know that being diagnosed with cancer is frightening, confusing and life changing. While the primary goal is successful treatment of the tumor, Dr. Aquadro recommends that every woman diagnosed with breast cancer consult with a plastic surgeon to discuss breast reconstruction options. Many times the beginning stage of reconstruction can be performed at the time of the cancer surgery. More info on breast reconstruction.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Skin cancer is the most common form for cancer in the United States. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, East Alabama Plastic Surgery can help with the removal and/or reconstruction. More info on skin cancer reconstruction.
Facial Trauma Reconstruction
Facial trauma is usually the result of motor vehicle accidents, ATV accidents, falls or assaults. Dr. Aquadro repairs orbital floor fractures, zygoma fractures, mandible fractures and many other facial bone fractures using plastic surgical principles to maximize form and function.
Please contact East Alabama Plastic Surgery for more information.
Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Lower extremity wounds can present challenging reconstructive problems. Many times it requires bringing in healthy tissue from other areas of your body. Please contact East Alabama Plastic Surgery for more information.
Burns can leave your or loved ones with unsightly scarring that can be both aesthetically displeasing and functionally impairing. Proper early treatment is crucial to maximize successful recovery.
Cleft Lip & Palate
Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis) are among the most common birth defects affecting children in North America. The incomplete formation of the upper lip or roof of the mouth can occur individually or both defects can occur together. Early intervention by a team of specialists is essential in cleft lip and/or cleft palate repair. The team will work together during the course of treatment to coordinate your child’s care. These specialists include a plastic surgeon, pediatrician, pediatric dentist, otolaryngologist, auditory specialist, speech pathologist, genetic counselor and a social worker. If you have a child with cleft lip or palate please contact East Alabama Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Aquadro will be glad place you in contact with a specialized team.