Reconstructive Surgery

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Reconstructive Surgery


Reconstructive surgery refers to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.

Reconstructive surgery is more commonly called plastic surgery.

♦ Reconstructive procedures focus on improving function or normalizing appearance of the patient.

Reconstructive surgery should not be confused with cosmetic surgery, which is generally performed to enhances a person's self-esteem.

• Most insurance companies will cover reconstructive surgery.

However, each insurance company may interpret the meaning of reconstructive differently depending on the specific procedure and situation.