Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Many people may not be aware that the specialty of Plastic Surgery includes reconstructive plastic surgery in addition to the more “mainstream” cosmetic surgery. For decades, plastic surgeons have been at the forefront of reconstruction. Did you know that the first successful kidney transplant was performed by plastic surgeon Joseph Murray in 1954? Dr. Richard Tepper continues to embrace the foundations of Plastic Surgery by helping those afflicted by trauma, cancer, or other injuries and ailments.
About Our Plastic Surgery Practice
Reconstructive plastic surgery may involve almost any part of the body, and any age group, from infants to our most senior patients. The procedures can range from small, involving just a local anesthetic, to those that require several hours of anesthesia in addition to a hospital stay.
Dr. Richard Tepper will gladly discuss your specific plastic surgery needs in detail during your consultation. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery can help treat a wide array of conditions including:
- Reconstruction following MOHS
- Treatment of Fractures of the nose, cheeks, and orbits (nasal fracture, “tri-pod fracture”, “orbital fracture”)
- Reconstruction of the Ear, Nose, Lips, Eyelids, Cheeks
- Earlobe repair for stretched earlobes (earrings, gauges…)
- Excision of Skin Cancer (Melanoma, Basal Cell, Squamous Cell)
- Surgery for other skin / soft tissue tumors (lipomas, cysts)
- Surgery for hidradenitis suppuritiva
- Removal of Pigmented Birthmark (congenital pigmented nevus), Vascular lesion or Tattoo
- Repair / Reconstruction of Nerves, Tendons, Bones (fractures) and Soft Tissues from an injury or cancer
- Carpal tunnel, Cubital tunnel, Nerve reconstruction
- Arthritis of the thumb, fingers and hand
- Reconstruction of injured hands
- Trigger finger
- Reconstructive microsurgery
- Cleft Lip / Palate
- Congenital Pigmented Nevus
- Tissue Expansion
- Ear Deformities, Prominent Ears, and Underdeveloped Ears
- Skin / Soft Tissue Tumors
- Breast cancer reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy
- Congenital breast abnormal development
- Poland Syndrome (absence of a portion of the chest muscle, possible finger webbing)
- Reconstruction following removal of a large cancer, such as a sarcoma or melanoma
Before & After Photos
During your consultation, Dr. Richard Tepper will discuss concerns you may have, such as when you might be able to return to work or school, and what activity limitations you may have.
The goals of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery are to try and reconstruct and / or restore an area of injury or illness to a functional, acceptable, and aesthetically pleasing result.