Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Like some other surgical specialties within medicine, Plastic Surgery is not confined to a specific organ system or type of procedure. Plastic Surgery attempts to restore both form and function once lost be it secondary to a birth defect, injury, disease or aging.
Plastic Surgery can be divided in to procedures that are “reconstructive” and those that are “cosmetic”, but this classification is artificial. For example, there are many conditions which appear to be both reconstructive and cosmetic in nature such as the repair of a newborn’s cleft lip and the reconstruction of a new breast following a mastectomy. The basic surgical principles and techniques of Plastic Surgery were developed out of necessity in an effort to manage traumatic injuries, but it is these same principles and techniques that allow us to perform safe and effective cosmetic surgery.
In addition to their cosmetic practice, our surgeons maintain a busy reconstructive practice that treats a wide variety of conditions. Some of the common services we provide include:
- Breast cancer reconstruction
- Breast reduction surgery
- Skin cancer excision
- Biopsies of various soft-tissue nodules and tumors
- Scar revisions
- Management of burns and complex wounds
- Treatment of Facial fractures and other facial injuries
- Hand surgery
Our Vancouver body contouring program is part of the Richmond Hospital’s multi-disciplinary bariatric services team; a team dedicated to treating obesity and its related sequel – everything from diabetes and hypertension to the physical and psychological challenges that accompany massive weight loss.
One way or another, you’ve lost weight, you feel better, and you are healthier – perhaps your blood pressure is better or you are no longer a diabetic – yet still the weight loss journey might feel somewhat incomplete. Despite adopting a healthier lifestyle and returning to a much lower or even normal BMI, patients are trapped in their old skin, now deflated, loose and hanging, which can limit improvements in appearance and self-image. Body contouring after massive weight loss is how we can address these issues.
We provide a wide array of non-invasive cosmetic services focused on preventing and treating the signs of aging. We understand that surgery may not be right for everyone, and that the most appropriate treatment may be a less invasive option. Whether you are looking for preventative anti-aging options or the correction of a focused area, we can provide you with a personalized approach to treatment that may include pharmaceutical grade skin care products, Botox, Fillers, or surgery.
Coastal Plastic Surgery offers breast enhancement and other cosmetic surgeries to patients in Richmond, Vancouver and the surrounding area. Breast enhancement is one of the most common cosmetic operations that our plastic surgeons perform.
Patients often choose to have a breast enhancement in order to:
- Enhance breast size.
- Enhance breast shape.
- Correct breast asymmetry.
- Restore the size, shape, and feel of breasts that have been altered by pregnancy.
- Restore the size, shape, and feel of breasts that have been altered by weight loss.
- Reconstruct a breast following breast cancer treatment.