About NZ Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Definition
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive surgery involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring the restoration, correction or improvement in the shape and appearance of the body structures that are defective or damaged at birth or by injury, disease, growth or development. It includes all aspects of cosmetic surgery. For example, Plastic Surgeons treat Craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate; cancer of the skin, and head and neck; burns; trauma (especially facial and hand); breast reconstruction; chronic wounds etc.