Kingsbridge Private Hospital provide a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery is the branch of surgery specialising in the repair and reconstruction of missing or damaged tissue and skin. It is used to treat illness, injury or an abnormality present from birth. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is performed to correct or restore form and function and is carried out by consultant plastic surgeons, all of whom are on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery.
Reconstructive plastic surgery encompasses several subspecialties and involves restoring aesthetic appearance following trauma or a disease process. Our expert team of plastic surgeons, the reconstructive surgical procedures we provide include:
- Reconstructive breast surgery
- Burns surgery (emergency surgery and secondary reconstruction)
- Cleft and craniofacial surgery
- Hand surgery - congenital, acquired and traumatic conditions
- Head and neck surgery - cancer excision, facial reconstruction and reanimation
- Microsurgery - this overlaps with reconstructive aspects of other subspecialties and involves dissection/repair of small arteries, veins and nerves
- Skin cancers - also management of benign and pre-malignant skin lesions and subcutaneous lesions
- Trauma - craniofacial trauma, hand trauma as well as complex wounds in any anatomical area requiring complex reconstruction
Before considering surgery we offer consultation with our expert plastic surgeons. At your consultation you can expect to have counselling and advice to help you decide on the best form of treatment.
When is plastic surgery used?
Plastic surgery can also help a person recover their self-esteem and confidence following surgery for an abnormality that has existed from birth (congenital abnormality), an injury or illness.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast, you can expect the very best in medical care during your procedure and expert aftercare to help you during your recovery.
What are the risks?
As with any type of surgical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with plastic surgery.
The degree of risk will depend on a number of factors and risks are personal to you. Your surgeon will discuss individual risks with you before you decide to have the procedure.
Some procedures can carry specific risks but general risks include infection, scarring and the failure of the repaired area of skin due to a restricted blood supply. These are usually rare and your surgeon will discuss any concerns you have with you.