FAQs About Reconstructive Surgery
Posted on 9/5/2022 by Oral and Facial Surgery Center
|Reconstructive surgery corrects congenital impairments and other deformities that may develop as a result of illnesses, traumas, or infections. As a result, the affected individuals' functions, looks, and self-esteem are all improved. The following are just a few of the many often asked questions about reconstructive surgery:
How Long Does Reconstructive Surgery Last?
Reconstructive surgery does not have a set duration because it largely relies on the procedure. Some surgical procedures only take 45 to 60 minutes. Depending on the severity of the problem, others remain for up to four hours.
What Are the Complications or Risks of Reconstructive Surgery?
Every operation carries certain inherent risks, but depending on each patient's anatomy and healing capacity, some complications may be severe. The most frequent side effects include exhaustion, anesthetic issues, blood clots, infections, bruises, bleeding, and healing issues. It is important to remember that these risks could arise if a patient has connective tissue injury, HIV, a weakened immune system, bad eating habits, or smoking.
Is Reconstructive Surgery Effective?
Yes! Reconstructive surgery works well. However, your surgeon should explain the procedure's effectiveness and whether the intended results will be obtained before you have any surgery.
When Should I Contact My Doctor After Breast Reconstruction?
If you experience any side effects after breast reconstruction, you should call your doctor immediately if you notice any swelling, skin changes, fluid leakage, lumps, or soreness. Never undervalue the operation's impact on your emotional and mental health, as it takes time to recover from and is stressful. You can speak with your surgeon for counseling sessions.
Do Insurance Health Plans Cover Reconstructive Surgery?
Yes! Most reconstructive surgeries are covered by insurance health plans, assuming they are medically necessary. Let your surgeon document your situation with images and a letter to be on the safe side.