When you choose Edward-Elmhurst Health for plastic surgery, you have access to the latest techniques in the hands of experienced medical experts. Our plastic surgeons are skilled in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. Your surgeon will take time to evaluate your needs, collaborate with other specialists and identify the least-invasive option for the results you seek.
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Reconstructive surgery is done to improve functionality or restore appearance, often following surgery or trauma. Although reconstructive surgery is generally covered by health insurance, check with your insurance provider before scheduling surgery to make sure your procedure is covered.
Finding a surgeon who matches your needs and preferences is an important healthcare decision. At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we work with several physician groups to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery services, including Elmhurst Clinic.
Types of reconstructive surgery
The experts at Edward-Elmhurst perform the following reconstructive procedures:
- Breast reconstruction following breast surgery
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
- Removal of skin cancer or skin lesions
- Scar revision
- Skin grafts
Breast reconstruction: Advanced technology for better outcomes
For many women, breast reconstruction following mastectomy is vitally important to physical and emotional recovery. To help achieve optimal results, we invest in special imaging technology that improves surgical outcomes.
Breast reconstruction involves forming a new breast mound using an implant or natural tissues taken from other parts of the body. Our advanced imaging system uses infrared technology to visualize blood flow within body fat and tissues, helping our surgeons identify which transplantable sections are most likely to thrive. This real-time information improves surgical decision making and reduces the need for follow-up surgeries.
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Cosmetic surgery, sometimes known as aesthetic surgery, is done to alter or enhance the appearance of the face or body. Cosmetic surgery is considered elective, meaning you’re making a personal choice. Elective surgery is generally not covered by health insurance. When you opt to have elective surgery, it’s important to do your research and choose a qualified surgeon who operates in a medically-supervised setting.
Types of cosmetic surgery
The experts at Edward-Elmhurst perform the following cosmetic procedures:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Liposuction (body fat removal)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Laser face resurfacing
- Laser tattoo removal
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)