Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by cancer or tumours; traumatic injuries, such as facial bone fractures and soft tissue lacerations and breaks; congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palates or cleft lips; developmental abnormalities; infection and disease; and burns. Reconstructive plastic surgery is usually performed to improve function, but it may be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery attempts to restore form and function through techniques that include skin grafting, use of skin and muscle flaps, Bone Grafting, tissue expansion, free tissue transfer with microsurgery, and replantation.
At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital we get numerous cancer surgery patients. Many head and neck cancer, and some breast cancer patients require reconstructive micro vascular surgery for timely wound healing, adequate restoration of form and function, and optimal cosmesis. Micro vascular free flaps are routinely performed for such patients with overall success rate of more than 95%.