Page ContentReconstructive ProceduresBreast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. Reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages.Breast ReconstructionBreast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for a woman who has lost a breast due to cancer or other condition. Breast reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can begin at the same time as mastectomy, or be delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments.Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following mastectomy. Reconstruction typically involves several procedures performed in multiple stages. It can:Begin at the same time as mastectomy, orBe delayed until you heal from mastectomy and recover from any additional cancer treatments.Additional information is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeon.Skin Cancer SurgeryTreatment of skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths. Your plastic surgeon can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions, including mole removing, using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance.The American Society of Plastic Surgeons outlines what happens during skin cancer surgery and provides other useful information.Hand SurgeryHand 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. Specifically, hand surgery can treat:Carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpal tunnel.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.Find out more from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.Scar RevisionScar revision surgery is meant to minimize a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. The different types of scars include:Discoloration, surface irregularities and other more subtle scars.Hypertropic scars are thick clusters of scar tissue that develop directly at a wound site.Keloids are larger than hypertropic scars. They can be painful or itchy, and may also pucker. They extend beyond the edges of an original wound or incision.Contractures are scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissue that pull together during healing. They can occur when there is a large amount of tissue loss, such as after a burn.Find out more about scar revision surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.