While many people undergo plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, a significant number of people seek plastic surgery for reasons that go far beyond aesthetics. Reconstructive plastic surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery that restores form and function to areas of the body that are disfigured or deformed by injury, illness, or genetic defects. Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a Mayo Clinic-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon based in Nashville, and he uses his extensive training to provide compassionate and comprehensive reconstructive surgery to the residents of Nashville and Franklin.
What Is Reconstructive Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is a type of plastic surgery that repairs damaged or underdeveloped structures of the body and reshapes bodily structures that have been functionally and/or aesthetically affected by genetic conditions, trauma, illness, injury, or past surgeries. While reconstructive procedures aren’t purely cosmetic in nature, reconstructive treatment plans may include ancillary cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Robbins specializes in reconstructive surgery techniques that achieve both the functional and aesthetic goals of his patients. Delivering natural-looking, functional results requires in-depth knowledge of the aesthetic and practical qualities of the skin, extensive experience in general surgical techniques, and years of formal reconstructive and plastic surgery training and experience. With Dr. Robbins’ combined training, experience, and expertise in the latest surgical techniques, you are sure to get the best possible results. Dr. Robbins offers a growing list of reconstructive procedures and options to provide his patients with the natural-looking, life changing outcome they desire. Dr. Robbins and his professional staff focus on patient education and compassionate care to guide patients to the most effective reconstructive treatments for their individual condition.
Types of Reconstructive Surgery Offered at Robbins Plastic Surgery
- TRAM Reconstruction – The Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM) flap is a sample of tissue from the rectus abdominis muscle, the pair of abdominal muscles that extend vertically from the waistline to the pubis, which is more commonly referred to as the “six-pack”. This flap of autologous tissue, which contains skin, fat, and all or a portion of the rectus abdominous muscle, is used to reconstruct the breasts, usually after mastectomy, via TRAM Flap reconstruction.
- Implant-Based Reconstruction – Implant-based reconstruction is one of the most common reconstructive surgical techniques. Implant-based surgeries can restore the aesthetic qualities of the breasts and other areas of the body without the use of autologous tissue.
- Capsular Contracture Reconstruction – Capsular contracture is a type of scar tissue that forms around and compresses breast implants, which results in hardening of the implant and painful disfiguring of the breasts.
- Skin Cancer Closure – Dr. Robbins performs skin cancer closure procedures to restore a natural appearance to men and women who developed skin cancer in cosmetically sensitive areas of the face.
Am I The Right Candidate For Reconstructive Surgery?
Adults and children who have been affected by congenital deformities, certain types of cancer, damage resulting from a prior injury or surgery, and many other conditions are the best candidates for reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Robbins will thoroughly evaluate your condition during a one-to-one consultation and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your functional and aesthetic concerns. Dr. Robbins is one of the most highly recommended reconstructive surgeons in the Greater Nashville area, in particular for his exceptional reputation and gentle approach to pediatric reconstructive surgery.
Will Insurance Cover My Reconstructive Surgery?
Most reconstructive procedures are medically necessary, and health insurance will cover some or all of the out-of-pocket costs of surgery. However, all health insurance plans are not created equal, and the covered treatments and procedures can vary from plan to plan. In cases where health insurance providers only cover a portion of the out-of-pocket costs, Robbins Plastic Surgery offers in-house financing to help patients finance the remaining cost of surgery. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are also acceptable forms of payment for our reconstructive procedures and treatments.
How Could Reconstructive Surgery Impact My Self-Image Following Surgery?
Dr. Robbins brings the perfect balance of compassionate care and surgical expertise to all of his reconstructive cases, which shows in the remarkable results and improved quality of life of his patients. Restoring a natural appearance and improving one’s overall well-being are the most significant results patients experience when they undergo reconstructive procedures with Dr. Robbins. The entire professional team at Robbins Plastic Surgery understands the impact of our work, and we’re dedicated to helping our patients recover from conditions that affect the appearance and functionality of their bodies. We take pride in providing the emotional and social support our patients need throughout all stages of their reconstructive journeys and helping them transform the quality of lives and their sense of self-esteem.
Consider reconstructive surgery at Robbins Plastic Surgery under the expertise of Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., if you suffer from a debilitating or disfiguring health condition or disorder. Dr. Robbins and his team of experts set the standard for excellence in reconstructive surgery for patients of all ages in Nashville, Franklin, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.