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What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is primarily concerned with the restoration of form and function.

Plastic surgeons manage conditions affecting all parts of the body across all age groups, and a diverse range of pathology from congenital anomalies, post-cancer reconstruction and trauma. Examples include:

  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery

    • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery (including craniofacial abnormalities)

    • Craniofacial Surgery

    • Hypospadias

    • Congenital hand anomalies

  • Head and Neck cancer excisional surgery and reconstruction

  • Breast Surgery

    • Developmental conditions, eg breast asymmetry

    • Post-mastectomy reconstruction

  • Hand and Upper Limb Surgery

    • Elective hand surgery

    • Hand trauma

  • Burns surgery

  • Skin and soft tissue tumours

    • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction

    • Lymph node surgery

  • Major lower limb trauma

  • Aesthetic surgery

  • Academic Plastic Surgery


Plastic surgeons often work in collaboration with colleagues from a variety of specialties, including ENT, OMFS, T&O, breast surgery, neurosurgery, dermatology and oncology, as well as many others.

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