The field of plastic surgery is divided into two categories, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Both require the same board certification, training and skill, simply applied toward different needs. The reconstructive end of plastic surgery can often be considered medically necessary to restore proper body function and may be eligible for insurance reimbursement. Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Blaine, at Blaine Plastic Surgery, offers reconstructive plastic surgery at our clinics in Huntington, Staten Island and New York City, NY.
What Is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?
While the cosmetic category of plastic surgery is elective and purely for aesthetics, reconstructive often is for both form and functional purposes. Plastic surgeons are trained to rebuild and reconstruct tissue and features, not just repair them. While a general surgeon can close a wound from a surgical procedure or trauma, they do not have the skills or training to replace and reform lost tissue. Some common types of reconstructive surgery we offer at Blaine Plastic Surgery include:
- Breast reconstruction (after mastectomy or lumpectomy)
- Skin cancer or Mohs surgery repair
- Scar revision
- Rhinoplasty, otoplasty or facial feature reconstruction
Dr. Blaine is a highly respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon. As part of her professional training, Dr. Blaine trained at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a Level I Trauma Center, where she was exposed to and developed a love of addressing these often complicated and very specific injuries.
Trauma Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
For patients, pediatric through geriatric, who are admitted to a local emergency department (ED) after suffering an injury, Dr. Blaine can be requested and called upon to consult and address your laceration, fracture, wound, and/or trauma needs. Working with a plastic surgeon ensures a specialized focus on the aesthetic and functional repair required by your injury and also provides the opportunity to seamlessly achieve your restorative goals. We can appreciate that a concern for many patients is the cost associated with having a plastic surgeon called in to consult and treat. In an emergency/urgent care setting, Dr. Blaine can be called upon in the emergency department under your medical insurance, regardless of your insurance plan and insurance benefit structure.
If you require a skilled plastic surgeon for reconstructive plastic surgery in New York, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery. We will schedule a consultation with Dr. Christine Blaine at one of our clinics, or she may be able to come to you if you are receiving medical treatment in a local hospital.