Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Plastic Surgery Department at Saint Barnabas offers a broad range of cosmetic procedures to meet your specific needs. Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape normal structures of the body to help improve your appearance and self-esteem.
Our procedures include:
Also known as a brachioplasty, an arm lift reduces extra skin and fat between the underarm and elbow. This procedure reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours and results in a more toned and proportionate appearance.
Breast augmentation surgery involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
The surgical correction of enlarged breasts.
Breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. firm
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose. It improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines; and repositions a low or sagging brow.
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.
Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Ear surgery — also known as otoplasty — can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It improves the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck
Plastic surgeons use facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image. Liposuction surgery can be used to treat fat pockets in many parts of the body including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves and ankles.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, also referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
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Reconstructive Surgery Procedures
Saint Barnabas’ highly skilled surgeons perform reconstructive surgery on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to help improve functions but may also be done to achieve a more normal appearance.
Reconstruction Procedures include:
Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis) repair is a type of plastic surgery to correct abnormal development both to restore function and to restore a more normal appearance. The incomplete formation of the upper lip (cleft lip) or roof of the mouth (cleft palate) can occur individually, or both defects may occur together. Most clefts can be repaired through specialized plastic surgery techniques, improving your child’s ability to eat, speak, hear and breathe, and to restore a more normal appearance and function.
Hand surgery can treat diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. Surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth. Hand surgery can treat:
Carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching.
Rheumatoid arthritis – a disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. In the hand, it can deform fingers and impair movement.
Dupuytren’s contracture – a disabling hand disorder in which thick, scar-like tissue bands form within the palm and may extend into the fingers. It can cause restricted movement, bending the fingers into an abnormal position.
Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize a scar so that it’s more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Surgical procedures to remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance.
Tissue expansion enables the body to "grow" extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body. It is most commonly used for breast reconstruction following breast removal-but it's also used to repair skin damaged by birth defects, accidents or surgery, and in certain cosmetic procedures.
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