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Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery


Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Kyle VerSteeg II


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Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Reconstructive and Cosmetic Procedures

Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that can involve both a person's appearance and ability to function. Plastic surgeons strive to improve patients' appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive procedures correct defects on the face or body. These include physical birth defects like cleft lips and palates and ear deformities, traumatic injuries like those from dog bites or burns, or the aftermath of disease treatments like rebuilding a woman's breast after surgery for breast cancer.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic (also called aesthetic) procedures alter a part of the body that the person is not satisfied with. Common cosmetic procedures include making the breasts larger (augmentation mammoplasty) or smaller (reduction mammoplasty), reshaping the nose (rhinoplasty), and removing pockets of fat from specific spots on the body (liposuction).

Some cosmetic procedures aren't surgical in the way that most people think of surgery - that is, cutting and stitching. For example, the use of special lasers to remove unwanted hair and sanding skin to improve severe scarring are two such treatments.

Reconstructive and cosmetic procedures offered at Trinity:

  • breast augmentation

  • breast lifts

  • tummy tucks

  • nose surgery

  • face lifts

  • liposuction

  • body sculpting

  • eyelid surgery

  • brow lifts

  • scar revision

  • breast reduction/reconstruction

  • facial and burn reconstruction

  • surgery for individuals with skin cancer