About Plastic Surgery
The plastic surgeons at Greenwich Hospital use advanced skills and state-of-the-art technology to improve quality of life for plastic surgery patients. Whether a patient needs a life-changing reconstructive procedure or the reshaping of a few features to improve overall appearance and self-image, the plastic surgery team offers superior care and results.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, whether caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. This type of surgery is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance and, as a result, often brings important psychological benefits. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by health insurance, though coverage varies.
Common reconstructive procedures include:
- Breast reduction
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Gynecomastia (male breast reduction)
- Hand surgery
- Cleft lip and palate
- Facial fractures
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. The aging process, gravity, hormonal changes, heredity, and childbearing can all play a role in changing men and women’s faces and bodies. The plastic surgeons at Greenwich Hospital offer extensive options for elective cosmetic procedures that enhance appearance and increase self confidence. This is elective surgery and not typically covered by health insurance.
Plastic surgeons at Greenwich Hospital perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including but not limited to:
- Face lifts
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks)
- Breast augmentation and breast lifts