Plastic surgeons perform more than one million reconstructive procedures every year. Reconstructive surgery helps patients of all ages and types – whether it's a child with a birth defect, a young adult injured in an accident, or an older adult with a problem caused by aging.
Major advances have been made treating patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects of the hand. Plastic surgeons undergo intensive training in hand surgery, and they treat patients with a wide range of hand problems.
Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of a skin growth and examining its cells under a microscope. It can be treated by a number of methods, depending on the type of cancer, its stage of growth, and its location on your body.
Plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through the injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.