Specialists at Jefferson Health – Northeast Health's Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Division help patients of all ages and types, whether it's a child with a birth defect, an individual injured in an auto accident, or an older adult with a problem caused by aging. These surgeons serve to improve the lives of postsurgical and post-trauma patients, as well as those with chronic or long-standing conditions that need correction.
Reconstructive surgery differs from cosmetic surgery in that it is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital or developmental circumstances, injury, infection, tumors, or disease. Jefferson Health –Northeast's dedicated surgeons, who provide the foremost in the art and science of reconstruction, seek to improve function or normalize appearance, or both, for patients to the extent possible. They also perform cosmetic surgery to reshape normal structures of the body to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem.
The demand for cosmetic surgical procedures is increasing dramatically mainly due to the aging baby boomers and greater acceptance among patients. Commonly performed procedures include liposuction, facelift, eyelid lift and breast augmentation or reduction. Jefferson Health – Northeast's plastic/reconstructive surgery team is available to address your specific questions and concerns. The service offers complementary consultation.