Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Services
To better understand the services and treatments offered by UF Health Plastic Surgery
at Jacksonville, it is important to know the meaning of plastic/cosmetic surgery
and reconstructive surgery.
Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is the surgical repair, reconstruction
or restoration of body parts. It can be either cosmetic or reconstructive in nature.
Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic surgery is performed to improve the
appearance of the body and often improves self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is typically
not covered by insurance.
Reconstructive Surgery - Reconstructive surgery is performed to
correct irregularities due to birth defects, disease and traumatic injuries. The
goal is to establish proper functioning and improve appearance. Reconstructive surgery
is usually covered by insurance, depending on the carrier and policy.
The following explanations and descriptions are to provide you with an overview
of what each procedure entails. During your consultation and evaluation, your UF
surgeon will thoroughly explain and demonstrate your procedure, as well as discuss
pre- and post- operation guidelines. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks
involved. These risks will be clearly defined so that you are completely informed
before any medical service is performed.